Landry, Sir Pierre-Amand

Sir Pierre-Amand Landry, lawyer, politician, judge (b at Memramcook, NB 1 May 1846; d at Dorchester, NB 28 July 1916). He was the first NB Acadian Cabinet minister and Supreme Court judge, and the only knighted Acadian (1916). He articled with Albert J. SMITH and practised in Dorchester. In 1870 he was elected MLA for Westmorland County. Defeated in 1874, he was re-elected in 1878 and in 1883, serving as commissioner of public works and provincial secretary. Elected MP for Kent County in 1883 and 1887, he carried Acadian support to John A. MACDONALD and lobbied for Acadians and for NB. In 1890 he was appointed a county court judge and was raised to the NB Supreme Court bench in 1893.