Term of Office: May 27, 1897, to August 17, 1897
Born: May 20, 1840, Prescott, Ontario
Died: July 25, 1905, Brockville, Ontario
- Brought in to oversee territory when Charles Constantine was overwhelmed by increase in miners in Dawson City.
- Served briefly as Yukon's first Gold Commissioner. He was not very popular and was accused of incompetence and corruption.
Term of Office: May 26, 1894, to May 27, 1897
Born: November 13, 1846, Bradford, Yorkshire, England
Died: May 5, 1912, California
- Grew up in Stanbridge in Lower Canada (now Quebec).
- Appointed Deputy Sheriff for Manitoba in 1873 and then Chief of Police.
- Appointed as an inspector of the North-West Mounted Police working out of Banff, Alberta and Regina, Saskatchewan in 1886.
- Chosen to investigate conditions in Yukon due to concerns about large numbers of American miners in 1894.
- After a four week stay in Yukon he recommended a NWMP force be sent to Yukon.
- Appointed head of this force which arrived in 1895.
- Set up the first NWMP post in the territory, Fort Constantine, at Forty Mile on the Yukon River.
- Promoted to superintendent and returned to Regina, Saskatchewan in 1897.
- In charge of constructing a pack trail from Fort St. John, BC to Teslin Lake, Yukon in 1905. Trail construction was abandoned when it was half way complete in 1908.