William John McKeag
1928 – 2007
Who was William John McKeag?
McKeag was born in Winnipeg, and was educated at the University of Manitoba. He served as General Manager of Security Storage Limited from 1952 until his appointment in 1970. He also established the McKeag-Harris Reality and Development company in 1960.
In 1958, McKeag ran for the Manitoba legislature as a Liberal-Progressive candidate in the upscale Winnipeg riding of River Heights. This was the year in which Dufferin Roblin's Progressive Conservatives ended forty-three years of Liberal and Progressive rule, and McKeag was defeated by Progressive Conservative candidate W.B. Scarth.
McKeag, at the age of 42, was the youngest Lieutenant Governor in Manitoba's history when he was appointed by Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau in 1970. However, the office of Lieutenant Governor is a ceremonial post, and he had almost no practical influence over the government of Edward Schreyer.
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- Mar 17, 1928
- University of Manitoba
- Lived in
- Aug 23, 2007
on July 23, 2013
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