Ralph Steinhauer

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Ralph Garvin Steinhauer
10th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta
In office
July 2, 1974 – October 18, 1979
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General Jules Léger
Edward Schreyer
Premier Peter Lougheed
Preceded by Grant MacEwan
Succeeded by Frank C. Lynch-Staunton
Personal details
Born June 8, 1905
Morley, Alberta
Died September 19, 1987(1987-09-19) (aged 82)
Edmonton, Alberta
Political party Liberal

Ralph Garvin Steinhauer, OC (June 8, 1905 – September 19, 1987) was the tenth Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, and the first Aboriginal person to hold that post.

Born in Morley, Alberta (now part of the Chiniki First Nation), he was a Cree.

He ran unsuccessfully as the Liberal candidate for the Canadian House of Commons in the Alberta riding of Vegreville in the 1963 federal election. He placed third.

In 1967, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 1984, he was inducted into the Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame.

He died in Edmonton in 1987.

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