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Fax: 867.393.6201
Email: commissioner@gov.yk.ca

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Thomas Fawcett

Term of Office: 1897 (May 27) – 1897 (August 17)
Preceded by: Charles Constantine
Succeeded by: James Morrow Walsh

Born: 1840 (May 20), Prescott, Ontario
Died: 1905 (July 25), Brockville, Ontario

 

  • By 1897 many miners were arriving in Dawson. Charles Constantine, who was in charge of all affairs required to govern the area, was feeling increasing overwhelmed and requested that someone be brought in to oversee the territory. As a result, Thomas Fawcett was appointed.
  • Thomas Fawcett served briefly as Yukon's first Gold Commissioner.  He was not very popular and was accused of incompetence and corruption.