Manitoba Lieutenant Governor

Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba

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

14th – The Honourable John Stewart McDiarmid

Term of Office: 1 August 1953 – 15 January 1960

Born: Perthshire, Scotland, 25 December 1882

Died: Winnipeg, 7 June 1965


  • Came to Canada in 1887, spending his early years on a farm near Portage la Prairie.
  • Established himself as a lumber merchant, forming McDiarmid Lumber Company.
  • Alderman for the City of Winnipeg 1925.
  • Liberal Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South 1926-30.
  • Member of the Manitoba Legislature 1932-53.
  • Provincial Secretary 1939.
  • Provincial Minister of Mines and Natural Resources 1932-52.
  • Developed new mining industries during the Depression, established conservation measures to revive the fur trade, and promoted tourism and recreation within Manitoba.