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Sterling Rufus Lyon

  • Birth 30 Jan 1927 Windsor, Essex County, Ontario, Canada
  • Death 16 Dec 2010 Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Burial Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Memorial ID 62978117

Manitoba Premier. He was a Crown attorney before entering provincial politics, winning the riding of Fort Garry in the 1958 provincial election for the Progressive Conservative Party. Under Premier Duff Roblin, he became the Attorney General, the Minister of Public Utilities, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and the Minister of Tourism and Recreation. He won the next two elections, but didn't run provincially in 1969, after losing an attempt to become leader of the provincial party. He eventually did become party leader, in 1975, won a byeletion in 1976 and beat the NDP's Edward Schreyer in the 1977 Manitoba provincial election for the keys to the Premier's office. He was Manitoba's 17th premier, an office he held for one term before being defeated by Howard Pawley's NDP. He retired from politics in 1986. The Sterling Lyon Parkway in Winnipeg bears his name.

Bio by: JC


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  • Originally Created by: JC
  • Added: 16 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62978117
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sterling Rufus Lyon (30 Jan 1927–16 Dec 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62978117, citing Thomson in the Park Cemetery, Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .