Ralph Garvin Steinhauer
|10th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta|
July 2, 1974 – October 18, 1979
|Governor General||Jules Léger
|Preceded by||Grant MacEwan|
|Succeeded by||Frank C. Lynch-Staunton|
|Born||June 8, 1905
|Died||September 19, 1987 (aged 82)
|Spouse(s)||Isabel Florence Margaret Davidson|
Born in Morley, Alberta, he was a Cree. His parents were Josiah Apow and Amelia Mildred Mumford. When his father died, his mother married James Arthur Steinhauer, a descendant of the Cree Methodist Missionary Henry Bird Steinhauer.
He married Isabel Florence Margaret Davidson on November 20, 1928 and had five children.
Because his father moved often for missionary work, he attended school infrequently. A voracious reader, he was 15 years old when he enrolled in Grade 4 at the Brandon Indian Residential school in Manitoba, and finished with a Grade 8 education. When Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau asked him to be the lieutenant-governor of Alberta, he responded, "I'm not schooled for a thing like this... You're plucking a person out of the farmyard and an Indian at that."
In 1967, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 1984, he was inducted into the Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame.
- "The Honourable Ralph G. Steinhauer, 1974-79". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
- Meili, Diane. "Ralph Steinhauer: Prominent Native leader passes away suddenly". Windspeaker. AMMSA. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
- "Ralph Steinhauer, lieutenant governor of Alberta". CBC.ca. CBC.
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