William Johnston Tupper

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William Johnston Tupper
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12th Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba
In office
December 1, 1934 November 1, 1940
Monarch George V
Edward VIII
George VI
Governor General The Earl of Bessborough
The Lord Tweedsmuir
The Earl of Athlone
Premier John Bracken
Preceded by James Duncan McGregor
Succeeded by Roland Fairbairn McWilliams
Personal details
Born(1862-06-29)June 29, 1862
Halifax, Nova Scotia
DiedDecember 17, 1947(1947-12-17) (aged 85)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
NationalityCanadian
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s)Margaret McDonald
Parents Charles Tupper
Frances Morse
Alma mater Upper Canada College
Harvard Law School
OccupationLawyer

William Johnston Tupper, KC (June 29, 1862 December 17, 1947 [1] ) was a politician and office holder in Manitoba, Canada. He served as the province's 12th Lieutenant Governor from 1934 to 1940. [1]

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Manitoba Province of Canada

Manitoba is a province at the longitudinal centre of Canada. It is often considered one of the three prairie provinces and is Canada's fifth-most populous province with its estimated 1.3 million people. Manitoba covers 649,950 square kilometres (250,900 sq mi) with a widely varied landscape, stretching from the northern oceanic coastline to the southern border with the United States. The province is bordered by the provinces of Ontario to the east and Saskatchewan to the west, the territories of Nunavut to the north, and Northwest Territories to the northwest, and the U.S. states of North Dakota and Minnesota to the south.

Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba

The Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba is the viceregal representative in Manitoba of the Canadian monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, who operates distinctly within the province but is also shared equally with the ten other jurisdictions of Canada, as well as the other Commonwealth realms and any subdivisions thereof, and resides predominantly in her oldest realm, the United Kingdom. The Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba is appointed in the same manner as the other provincial viceroys in Canada and is similarly tasked with carrying out most of the monarch's constitutional and ceremonial duties. The present, and 25th, Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba is Janice Filmon, who has served in the role since 19 June 2015.

Tupper was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the son of Charles Tupper (who later served as Premier of Nova Scotia from 1863 to 1867, and Prime Minister of Canada in 1896) [1] and Frances Amélia Morse. [2] He was named in honour of his father's mentor James William Johnston. He was educated at Upper Canada College and Harvard Law School but returned to Nova Scotia to practice law, being called to the bar in 1885. Later in the same year, Tupper enlisted as a private in the Canadian army to assist in putting down the Northwest Rebellion, and remained in Manitoba afterwards. He was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1886, and worked in a Winnipeg law firm with Hugh John Macdonald, son of Prime Minister John A. Macdonald. [1] In 1887, he married Margaret, the daughter of James McDonald. [2] He was named a King's Counsel in 1912. Tupper also served as president of the Army and Navy Veterans in Canada. [2]

Nova Scotia Province of Canada

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Charles Tupper 6th Prime Minister of Canada

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Tupper entered political life in the 1914 provincial election, running as a Conservative in the rural provincial riding of Morden and Rhineland. He lost [1] to incumbent Liberal Valentine Winkler, 1,073 votes to 971. Tupper ran against Winkler again in the 1915 election, and lost again [1] by an increased margin amid a disastrous provincial defeat for his party.

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Morden and Rhineland is a former provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba, which was represented in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1914 to 1949. The district was created by merging the former districts of Morden and Rhineland, and was located in the southernmost portion of the province encompassing communities such as Morden, Winkler and Altona. Due to its location, the political culture of the riding was very strongly dominated by Mennonites.

In the 1920 election, Tupper was one of two Conservatives elected to the provincial legislature for Winnipeg, [3] which elected ten members by a single transferable ballot. He finished second on his party's list, behind John Thomas Haig. [4] Tupper was one of only eight Conservative MLAs in the legislature, and there is no indication that he played a major role in parliament. He ran for re-election in the 1922 campaign, [3] but finished 21st overall on first-preference votes and was eliminated on the 24th count.

The 1920 Manitoba general election was held on June 29, 1920 to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Manitoba, Canada.

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John Thomas Haig Canadian politician

John Thomas Haig, was a politician in Manitoba, Canada. He served as parliamentary leader of the Manitoba Conservative Party in 1921–22.

In 1931, Tupper was elected president of the Law Society of Manitoba, holding the position for three years. [5]

Tupper was sworn in as lieutenant governor on December 1, 1934, and served until November 1, 1940. [1] The position was largely ceremonial by this time, and Tupper had little influence over the government of John Bracken. He died in Winnipeg in 1947. [1]

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References

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  2. 1 2 3 McCrea, Walter Jackson (1925). Pioneers and prominent people in Manitoba. Canadian Publicity Co. p. 318. Retrieved 2012-12-31.
  3. 1 2 "MLA Biographies - Deceased". Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Archived from the original on 2014-03-30.
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