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Date of Birth: 1898
Stuart Sinclair Garson
In 1927, Stuart Sinclair Garson was elected as an MLA for the provincial riding of Fairford, Garson worked as the provincial treasurer, the minister of the Manitoba Power Commission, and the Minister of Public Utilities in Premier John Bracken’s government. From 1943-1948, Garson served as Manitoba’s 12th premier as well as the minister of Dominion-provincial relations. In office, he focused on improving rural highways and he implemented a program of rapid electrification in rural communities. He also ran a budget surplus. In 1948, he became a Member of Parliament for the constituency of Marquette. In Prime Minister Louis Saint Laurent’s cabinet, Garson worked as the Minister of Justice and the Attorney General. He was a member of the Queen’s Privy Council of Canada and for two years he acted as Solicitor General of Canada. In the 1957 federal election, he lost his riding and ended his successful political career. In 1971, he was made a companion of the Order of Canada.