Merv Johnson

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Willis Merwyn Johnson
Member of Parliament
for Kindersley
In office
August 1953 – August 1958
Preceded by Fred Larson
Succeeded by Robert Hanbidge
Personal details
Born (1923-05-09) May 9, 1923 (age 92)
Kindersley, Saskatchewan
Political party Co-operative Commonwealth Federation
Spouse(s) Elaine Aseltine
m. Oct. 5, 1946[1]
Alma mater University of Saskatchewan
Profession farmer

Willis Merwyn (Merv) Johnson (born May 9, 1923) is a Saskatchewan farmer and former politician.

Johnson was the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation Member for Parliament for Kindersley, Saskatchewan. He first won his seat in the Canadian House of Commons in the 1953 federal election and was re-elected in 1957 before being defeated in the 1958 general election in the Diefenbaker landslide. He attempted to re-enter the House of Commons in several subsequent elections as a New Democrat but was unsuccessful.

In 1977, Johnson was appointed to serve as Saskatchewan's agent-general in London, England. He also served for several years as president of the Saskatchewan CCF-NDP.[2]


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