Frederick Johnson (politician)
|Frederick William Johnson|
|16th Lieutenant-Governor of Saskatchewan|
July 6, 1983 – September 7, 1988
|Governor General||Edward Schreyer
|Preceded by||Irwin McIntosh|
|Succeeded by||Sylvia Fedoruk|
February 13, 1917|
Dudley, Staffordshire, England
|Died||June 20, 1993
Pasqua Lake, Saskatchewan
|Children||William, Royce and Sheila|
|Alma mater||University of Saskatchewan|
Born in Dudley, Staffordshire, England, the son of a clergyman, he emigrated to Canada with his family settling in Lipton, Saskatchewan when he was eleven. He taught school in Grenfell before serving as an artillery officer during World War II, achieving the rank of major. After the war, he attended the University of Saskatchewan and received a law degree in 1949. He practised law in Regina and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1963.
He ran as a Liberal candidate in the 1960 provincial election, losing to Allan Blakeney. In 1962, he ran as a federal Liberal for the electoral district of Regina City, losing to Progressive Conservative Kenneth Hamill More.
He was appointed to the Court of Queen's Bench in 1965 and from 1977 to 1983 served as Chief Justice of that court. From 1983 to 1988 he was the sixteenth Lieutenant-Governor of Saskatchewan and was the first chancellor of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit.
His wife Joyce Johnson was an eminent piano teacher. In 1990, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada "for his dedication to the arts, education and the environment and for his contribution to Saskatchewan's history and heritage". In 1991 was awarded the Saskatchewan Order of Merit.
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