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Gallaway, Ronald John - 1994
Gardiner, James Garfield - 1972
Gaudet, Ronald - 2003
Gibbings, Charles William - 1988
Gjesdal, J. Harvey - 1992
Gleave, Alfred Pullen - 2000
Gramiak, Larry Ronald - 2004
Grant, Douglas H. - 1995
Greenshields, John Edward Ross - 1988
Greyeyes, Harold - 1992

PortraitJames Garfield Gardiner

Born near Farquhar, Ontario in 1883, ìJimmyî Gardiner experienced severe hardships as a young boy and acquired a capacity for hard work which was to last throughout his life.

At the age of 17 he came west on a harvestersí excursion, and supporting himself by farm laboring chores, obtained a first class teaching certificate, and later, a university degree.

His political career began when he was first elected to the Saskatchewan legislature in a 1914 by-election. He was returned in each subsequent election until entering federal politics in 1935, when Prime Minister Mackenzie King persuaded him to forsake provincial for federal service.

In 1922 Mr. Gardiner was appointed provincial minister of highways. He succeeded the Hon. Charles Avery Dunning as premier in 1926 and was leader of the Liberal opposition in the legislature from 1929 to 1934, when he was again sworn in as premier and provincial treasurer after the general election of that year.

In November, 1935, he resigned as premier and was appointed minister of agriculture at Ottawa, being first elected to the House of Commons on January 6, 1936, as member for the constituency of Melville, which he represented until 1958.

In 1947, in recognition of his distinguished contribution as Minister of War Services during the Second World War, King George VI named him to the Privy Council and the Prince Regent of Belgium conferred on him an appointment as a Grand Officer of the Order of Leopold.

"Nominated for the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame
by the Gardiner Family, 1972."

 

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