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Memorable Manitobans: John T. Griffiths (?-?)

Governor of Red River Settlement (1847-1848).

He attended the Council of Assiniboia for the first time on 28 June 1847 and was present at three meetings. He succeeded Colonel Crofton both as Governor of Assiniboia and Commander of the troops. He left the Red River Settlement when the troops were withdrawn in 1848.

Sources:

E. H. Oliver (editor), The Canadian North-West, Its Early Development and Legislative Records, 2 volumes. Publications of the Canadian Archives, No. 9, 1914.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 July 2016

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