Archibald Peter McNab
|Archibald Peter McNab|
Archibald Peter McNab during his time as Lieutenant-Governor of Saskatchewan.
|6th Lieutenant-Governor of Saskatchewan|
September 10, 1936 – February 27, 1945
|Governor General||The Lord Tweedsmuir
The Earl of Athlone
|Premier||William John Patterson
|Preceded by||Hugh Edwin Munroe|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Miller|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan for Saskatoon City|
August 14, 1908 – June 26, 1917
|Preceded by||District created|
|Succeeded by||Donald Maclean|
June 9, 1921 – November 10, 1926
Serving with Harris Turner, J.T.M. Anderson
|Preceded by||Donald Maclean|
|Succeeded by||Howard McConnell|
May 29, 1864|
Glengarry County, Ontario
|Died||April 29, 1945
|Spouse(s)||Edith Wilson Todd (m. 1892)|
|Occupation||farmer, grain buyer, businessmen|
|Cabinet||commissioner of municipal affairs (1912-1922)
Minister of Public Works (1912-1922)
Minister of Telephones (1922-1926)
Archibald Peter "Archie" McNab (May 29, 1864 - April 29, 1945) was the sixth Lieutenant-Governor of Saskatchewan from 1936 until 1945. He was the last lieutenant-governor of the province to live in Government House.
He was born in Glengarry County, Ontario, the son of Malcolm McNab and Margaret McCrimmon, and moved to Winnipeg in 1882 with his twin brother before establishing a homestead in Virden, Manitoba.
In 1902, the company transferred him to Rosthern, Saskatchewan where he invested in two grain elevators. After selling them, he moved to Saskatoon with his wife and children and established the Dominion Elevator Company. He also helped found the Saskatchewan Central Railway Company and the Saskatchewan Power Company.
He entered politics and was elected to the Saskatchewan legislature in the 1908 general election as a Liberal MLA representing Saskatoon City. In government, he was appointed commissioner of municipal affairs and became Minister of Public Works in 1912. One of his accomplishments was helping acquire the University of Saskatchewan for Saskatoon. In 1922, he was also named Minister of Telephones.
McNab retired from the legislature when he was appointed to the local government board in 1926 but was forced to resign in 1930 due to allegations of impropriety.
The Saskatchewan Co-operative Commonwealth Federation was elected to government in the 1944 general election and closed Government-House in September 1944 as an austerity measure making McNab its last occupant. He was moved to the Hotel Saskatchewan, where his successors as Lieutenant-Governor also had their offices and lived.