Hal Jackman

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Hal Jackman

25th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
In office
December 11, 1991 – January 24, 1997
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralRay Hnatyshyn
Roméo LeBlanc
PremierBob Rae
Mike Harris
Preceded byLincoln Alexander
Succeeded byHilary Weston
Personal details
Born
Henry Newton Rowell Jackman

(1932-06-10) June 10, 1932 (age 89)
Toronto, Ontario
Spouse(s)Maruja Trinidad Duncan
RelationsHarry Jackman (father),
Nancy Ruth (sister),
Newton Wesley Rowell (grandfather)
OccupationBusinessman

Henry Newton Rowell Jackman OC OOnt CD (born June 10, 1932 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian businessman who served as the 25th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 1991 to 1997. He is the son of former Member of Parliament Harry Jackman and philanthropist Mary Rowell Jackman. His mother was the daughter of another former Member of Parliament, Newton Wesley Rowell. His sister, Nancy Ruth, is a philanthropist who was appointed to the Senate in 2005.

Life and career[edit]

Jackman was educated at Pickering College, the University of Toronto Schools, Upper Canada College (where he was a member of Jackson's House), the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and the London School of Economics.

He was the chairman of the board of National Trust Company and The Empire Life Insurance Company, plus several other prominent Canadian corporations. In 1964, he married Maruja Trinidad Duncan.

Jackman was the Progressive Conservative candidate in the Toronto riding of Rosedale, which had been previously held by his father, in the 1963, 1965 and 1974 Canadian federal elections. He lost on all three occasions to Liberal Donald Stovel Macdonald.[1]

Jackman was a longtime fundraiser for the Progressive Conservatives, and he became a supporter of the Canadian Alliance when it was formed prior to the 2000 election. He was also an advocate of the Unite the Right movement, which resulted in the creation of the Conservative Party of Canada.

Viceregal appointment[edit]

Jackman was appointed as Lieutenant Governor of Ontario by Governor General Ray Hnatyshyn in 1991, on the advice of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, and he became a Member of the Order of Canada the same year. He focused on support for the arts, history and national unity during his time in office.

He served as Lieutenant Governor until 1997 and was then appointed to the Order of Ontario in 1998. He was promoted to Officer in the Order of Canada in the year 2000.

Other distinctions[edit]

Jackman did not serve in the military, but he received the Canadian Forces' Decoration in recognition of his service as an honorary colonel of the Governor General's Horse Guards, a Toronto militia unit.

He was named chancellor of the University of Toronto in 1997. Following his retirement from that post, he was elected as the fourth Visitor of Massey College.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms of Hal Jackman
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Crest
A griffin segreant Gules holding in the dexter claw a representation of the mace of the House of Commons of Canada and in the sinister claw a morning star battle mace Or
Escutcheon
Per chevron Gules and Or in chief a sun between two spur-rowels also Or in base issuant from barry wavy Argent and Azure a mount Vert thereon an oak tree proper fructed Or[2]
Motto
Optima Conserva (Latin for 'Preserve the best things')

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thumper: The Memoirs of the Honourable Donald S. Macdonald".
  2. ^ "Henry Newton Rowell JACKMAN". Canadian Heraldic Authority. Retrieved 28 May 2020.

External links[edit]

Academic offices
Preceded by
Rose Wolfe
Chancellor of the University of Toronto
1997–2003
Succeeded by
Vivienne Poy