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Telegraph Journal, July 5, 1974

D. King Hazen: Retired City MP, Lawyer Mourned

A well-known lawyer, former Member of Parliament and a man actively involved in Saint John community affairs, D. King Hazen QC, died Thursday at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Mr. Hazen was a son of the late Sir J. Douglas and Lady Ada (Tibbits) Hazen. Born in Fredericton in 1886, he had become a resident of Saint John the greater part of his life.

He was educated in the Saint John public school system and graduated in 1906 from the University of New Brunswick with an arts degree. Mr. Hazen then studied at the Law School of King’s College. During his student years, Mr. Hazen worked as a reporter for the Saint John Sun and Standard.

In 1909, he was admitted as an attorney-of-law and one year later to the bar. He first practised law with his father a former Chief Justice of New Brunswick, later joining with C.F. Inches QC, under the name of Inches and Hazen.

As an artilleryman, Mr. Hazen served overseas during the First World War between 1915 and 1919. He spent an extra year on the Murmansk Coast of Russia with an expeditionary force sent out by the British War Office.

Following the war, Mr. Hazen returned to Saint John and in 1934 was appointed King’s Counsel. In 1935 he made his first bid for public office contesting the federal election as a Progressive Conservative candidate for Saint John-Albert and in 1940 was elected to the House of Commons. He served the total of eight years.

In 1953, he was appointed a master of the Supreme Court of New Brunswick for the City and County of Saint John. In addition to his active role in work of the various bar associations at both the local and national levels, Mr. Hazen, took part in community oriented organizations. He was re-elected president of the Saint John Horticultural Association several terms and has served as president of both the Saint John and New Brunswick Fish and Game Protective Associations.

Mr. Hazen is survived by one son, John D. Hazen of Kirks Ferry, Que.; two daughters, Mrs. Priscilla McConnell of Willowdale, Ont. and Miss Rosemary Hazen, Saint John; one sister, Mrs. Douglas Macaulay, Hudson Heights, Que.; seven grandchildren, John Douglas Hazen, James King Hazen, Mrs. Gordon Carmichael, Malcolm Hazen McConnell, Miss Mary Creaghan McConnell, and John Hazen McConnell; and several nieces and nephews.

The body is resting at Brennan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, from where the funeral will be held Saturday service at 10 a.m. Interment will take place in Fernhill Cemetery.