Thomas Miller (Saskatchewan)

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Thomas Miller
Lt Gov Thomas Miller.jpg
Thomas Miller during his time as Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan.
7th Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan
In office
February 27, 1945 – June 20, 1945
Monarch George VI
Governor General The Earl of Athlone
Premier Tommy Douglas
Preceded by Archibald Peter McNab
Succeeded by Reginald John Marsden Parker
Personal details
Born (1876-07-21)July 21, 1876
Grand Valley, Ontario
Died June 20, 1945(1945-06-20) (aged 68)
Regina, Saskatchewan
Nationality Canadian
Occupation newspaper editor
Profession Politician

Thomas Miller (July 21, 1876 - June 20, 1945) was the shortest serving and seventh Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan and was in office in 1945 for less than four months.

Miller was born in Grand Valley, Ontario. While he was a boy, his family moved to Regina, Saskatchewan.

From 1892 to 1894, Miller apprenticed with the Regina Standard newspaper. When the proprietors purchased the Moose Jaw Times they put Miller in charge of the printing press. In 1896, he became president and managing editor of the newspaper and remained involved with what became the Times-Herald newspaper for fifty years.

He was appointed lieutanant-governor in 1945 on the advice of federal Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King and made his official residence at the Hotel Saskatchewan as the provincial government had closed Government House the previous year.

Miller presided over victory celebrations in the province following the end of World War II.

He died of a heart attack on June 20, 1945.

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