|His Honour the Honourable
OC, O.Ont, CD
|25th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario|
December 11, 1991 – January 24, 1997
|Governor General||Ray Hnatyshyn
|Preceded by||Lincoln Alexander|
|Succeeded by||Hilary Weston|
|Born||Henry Newton Rowell Jackman
June 10, 1932
|Spouse(s)||Maruja Trinidad Duncan|
|Religion||United Church of Canada|
The Honourable Henry Newton Rowell "Hal" Jackman, OC, O.Ont, CD (born June 10, 1932, in Toronto, Ontario) served as the 25th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 1991 to 1997. He is the son of former Member of Parliament Harry Jackman and philanthropist Mary Rowell Jackman. His mother was the daughter of another former Member of Parliament, Newton Wesley Rowell. His sister, Nancy Ruth, is a philanthropist who was appointed to the Senate in 2005.
Jackman was educated at Pickering College, the University of Toronto Schools, Upper Canada College (where he was a member of Jackson's House), the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and the London School of Economics.
Jackman was a longtime fundraiser for the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, and became a supporter of the Canadian Alliance when it was formed prior to the 2000 election. He was also an advocate of the Unite the Right movement, which resulted in the creation of the Conservative Party of Canada.
Jackman was appointed Lieutenant Governor by Governor General Ray Hnatyshyn, on the advice of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, in 1991, and became a Member of the Order of Canada the same year. He focused on support for the arts, history and national unity during his time in office.
Jackman did not serve in the military, but received the Canadian Forces Decoration in recognition of his appointment as a former honorary colonel of the Governor General's Horse Guards, a Toronto militia unit.
|Chancellor of the University of Toronto