Alexander Edmund Batson Davie: there's a mouthful. Davie street in downtown Vancouver is named after him. He was the first man to receive his entire law education in British Columbia. He was elected to the legislature in1875 at the tender age of twenty-eight. In 1882, he was appointed the province's attorney general.
In 1885 A.E.B. Davie (as he preferred to be known) was the natural choice to represent the Crown in the high profile Sproule murder case due to take place in Victoria.
And who would represent Sproule? A.E.B.'s brother, Theodore, obviously! More about him later.
A.E.B. went on to become the eighth premier of the province in 1887. He fell desperately ill soon after and moved to California to recuperate. From there he carried on the business of government by correspondence (the postal service must have been more reliable back then).
A.E.B. returned to Victoria in 1888 but never did fully recuperate. He died while in office the following year.