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Edward Richard “Ed” Schreyer

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Edward Richard Schreyer
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MLA (1958-1959), MLA (1959-1962), MLA (1963-1966), MP (1966-1968), MP (1968-1969), MLA (1969-1973), Premier of Manitoba (1969-1977), MLA (1973-1977), MLA (1977-1981).

Elected to the Manitoba Legislature in 1958, he was re-elected in 1959, 1963, 1969, 1973, and 1977, interrupted by terms as a federal Member of Parliament elected at the 1965 and 1968 general elections. He returned to provincial politics in 1969, serving as Premier of Manitoba from 1969 to 1977. In recognition of his community service, he received a Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (1977), Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002), and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012), and was inducted into the Order of Canada (1979) and the Order of Manitoba (2000). He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Manitoba. He was Chancellor of Brandon University from 2002 to 2008. He is commemorated by Edward Schreyer School at Beausejour.

Brother of George B. Schreyer.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Review: Christopher Dunn, The Institutional Cabinet: Governing the Western Provinces
Manitoba History, Number 30, Autumn 1995

See also:

“Edward Schreyer, 1969-1977 ” by Gregory Marchildon and Ken Rasmussen in Manitoba Premiers of the 19th and 20th Centuries, edited by Barry Ferguson and Robert Wardhaugh, Canadian Plains Research Centre, 2010.

Sources:

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 November 2017

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