James Steadman

James Steadman Gravestone

James Steadman

James Steadman, born on March 27, 1818, and passed away on May 16, 1913, was an accomplished individual who served as a lawyer, judge, and a political representative in New Brunswick. His political career included representing Westmorland in the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in two periods, from 1854 to 1856 and again from 1857 to 1865.

Believed to have been born in Moncton, he was the child of William Steadman and Hannah Tatro Couch. James pursued legal studies and earned his law degree in 1844. Subsequently, he took on the role of Postmaster General in the Executive Council, a position he held from 1860 to 1865. Steadman practiced law in Moncton until 1866, after which he relocated to Fredericton.

Steadman’s personal life saw two marriages; initially to Julia Beckwith and later to Emma Jane Turnbull. His career took a significant turn in 1887 when he was appointed as a judge in the county court, a position he held until his retirement in 1898.

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