Thomas Miller (Saskatchewan)
Thomas Miller during his time as Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan.
|7th Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan|
February 27, 1945 – June 20, 1945
|Governor General||The Earl of Athlone|
|Preceded by||Archibald Peter McNab|
|Succeeded by||Reginald John Marsden Parker|
July 21, 1876|
Grand Valley, Ontario
|Died||June 20, 1945
From 1892 to 1894, Miller apprenticed with the Regina Standard newspaper. When the proprietors purchased the Moose Jaw Times they put Miller in charge of the printing press. In 1896, he became president and managing editor of the newspaper and remained involved with what became the Times-Herald newspaper for fifty years.
He was appointed lieutenant-governor in 1945 on the advice of federal Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King and made his official residence at the Hotel Saskatchewan as the provincial government had closed Government House the previous year.
Miller presided over victory celebrations in the province following the end of World War II.
He died of a heart attack on June 20, 1945.