Hugh Edwin Munroe
|Hugh Edwin Munroe
Hugh Edwin Munroe during his time as Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan.
|5th Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan|
March 31, 1931 – September 10, 1936
|Governor General||The Earl of Willingdon
The Earl of Bessborough
The Lord Tweedsmuir
James G. Gardiner
William John Patterson
|Preceded by||Henry William Newlands|
|Succeeded by||Archibald Peter McNab|
May 31, 1878|
Glengarry County, Ontario
|Died||March 12, 1947
|Provincial Rights Party|
|Alma mater||University of Edinburgh|
Munroe subsequently settled in Saskatchewan where he established his medical practice. He was involved in local and provincial politics - he was defeated as a candidate for the Provincial Rights Party in the 1905 provincial election when he was a candidate in Saskatoon County. In the 1912 provincial election he ran as the Conservative candidate in Saskatoon City but was again defeated.
He returned to Saskatchewan after the war and resumed his medical practice and political activity. He was appointed lieutenant governor of the province by Conservative federal Prime Minister R.B. Bennett in 1931.
In the midsts of the economic crisis, Muroe used his office to raise money for relief projects and charity. Nevertheless, many Canadians viewed the ceremonial office as a frivolity and excess during times of hardship and there was a movement to abolish the position. However, the provincial Legislature overwhelmingly defeated a motion to suspend the Office of the Lieutenant-Governor in 1934.
Munroe retired from office in 1936.
- Munroe, Hugh Edwin, Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan
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