Merv Johnson

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Willis Merwyn Johnson
Member of Parliament
for Kindersley
In office
August 1953 – August 1958
Preceded by Fred Larson
Succeeded by Robert Hanbidge
President of the New Democratic Party
In office
Preceded by Michael Kelway Oliver
Succeeded by Eamon Park
Personal details
Born (1923-05-09) May 9, 1923 (age 93)
Kindersley, Saskatchewan
Political party Co-operative Commonwealth Federation
Spouse(s) Elaine Aseltine
m. Oct. 5, 1946[1]
Alma mater University of Saskatchewan
Profession farmer

Willis Merwyn (Merv) Johnson (born May 9, 1923) is a Saskatchewan farmer and former politician.

Johnson was the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation Member for Parliament for Kindersley, Saskatchewan. He first won his seat in the Canadian House of Commons in the 1953 federal election and was re-elected in 1957 before being defeated in the 1958 general election in the Diefenbaker landslide. He attempted to re-enter the House of Commons in several subsequent elections as a New Democrat but was unsuccessful.

In 1977, Johnson was appointed to serve as Saskatchewan's agent-general in London, England. He also served for several years as president of the Saskatchewan CCF-NDP and was president of the federal New Democratic Party of Canada from 1963 to 1965.[2]


  1. ^ "The Canadian Directory of Parliament: 1867-1967 - Google Books". Retrieved 2016-01-09 – via Google Books. 
  2. ^ "LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF SASKATCHEWAN" (PDF). May 13, 1994. Retrieved 2016-01-09. 

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