Fonds PR2219 - Dick Johnston fonds

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Dick Johnston fonds

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    • 1952-1993 (Creation)

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    126.21 m of textual records

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    Biographical history

    Dick Johnston was born in Lethbridge in 1940. He received his early education in Lethbridge before attending the University of Alberta, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Masters in Business Administration. He became a chartered accountant in 1964. He married Janice Phillips, and together they had four children: Carolyn, Suzanne, Barbara, and David.

    After an unsuccessful campaign for Lethbridge City Council, he was elected as a Progressive Conservative MLA in 1975 for the Lethbridge-East electoral district. He served as Minister of Municipal Affairs (1975-1979), Minister of Federal and Intergovernmental Affairs (1979-1982), Minister of Advanced Education (1982-1986), Minister responsible for the Status of Women (1983-1986), and Provincial Treasurer (1986-1992). He retired at the dissolution of the Legislative Assembly in 1993.

    He died in Paris, France in 2003 while on a family vacation.

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    The fonds consists of the records of Dick Johnston pertaining to his career as a Member of the Legislative Assembly and a provincial cabinet minister. The fonds is divided into the following series:

    • Ministerial records, including records from his predecessor Lou Hyndman as Minister of Federal and Intergovernmental Affairs as well as Provincial Treasurer;
    • Constituency records; and
    • Minister of Municipal Affairs records, including records from his predecessors Alfred Hooke, Edgar Gerhart, Frederick Colborne and David Russell that Johnston received upon taking office

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    The records were acquired by donation.


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