Manitoba Lieutenant Governor

Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba

The Honourable Anita R. Neville, P.C., O.M.

4th – The Honourable James Cox Aikins

Term of Office: 29 September 1882 – 1 July 1888

Born: Toronto, Ontario, 30 March 1823

Died: Toronto, Ontario, 8 August 1904

  • Educated at Victoria College, Cobourg.
  • Member of the Canadian Assembly 1854-61.
  • Originally a Liberal, he became a Conservative after Confederation and was appointed to the Senate in 1867.
  • Secretary of State 1867-73 and 1878-80.
  • Framed the Public Lands Act of 1872 and organized the Dominion Lands Bureau, directly influencing settlement in the Canadian West.
  • Minister of Inland Revenue 1880-82.
  • Through his efforts the CPR constructed the Pembina Branch, the first railway in Manitoba.
  • Served in the Senate 1896-1904.