Flemming, James Kidd
James Kidd Flemming, businessman, premier of New Brunswick 1911-14 (b at Woodstock, NB 27 Apr 1868; d there 10 Feb 1927). Flemming served as provincial secretary and receiver general before becoming premier in 1911. Three years later he was forced to resign after a royal commission found him guilty of fund-raising irregularities. In 1925 and again the following year he ran for the House of Commons and won resounding victories. He is remembered more for his oratorical ability and colourful personality than for his legislative accomplishments.
ARTHUR T. DOYLE