The Honourable Errick French Willis
Term of Office: 15 January 1960 – 1 September 1965
Born: Boissevain, 21 March 1896
Died: Winnipeg, 9 January 1967
- Manitoba’s first native-born Lieutenant Governor.
- Educated at Universities of Toronto, Alberta, Manitoba.
- Practiced law in Winnipeg 1926-29 and in Boissevain 1929-33.
- Unsuccessfully stood for Parliament as a Conservative in Souris Constituency in 1926, but was elected and served as a member of the Bennett government of 1930.
- Ceased law practice in 1933 to take up farming.
- Defeated in the 1935 federal election by three votes.
- Member of Legislative Assembly 1936-60.
- Leader of Manitoba Conservative Party 1936-54.
- Provincial Minister of Public Works 1940-50.
- Minister of Agriculture 1958-60 and Deputy Premier 1958-59.
- An enthusiastic curler, he was a member of the Olympic Champion Canadian Curling Team at the 1932 Lake Placid Olympics.