Manitoba Lieutenant Governor

Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba

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

5th – The Honourable Sir John Christian Schultz

Term of Office: 1 July 1888 – 2 September 1895

Born: Amherstberg, Upper Canada, 1 January 1840

Died: Monterey, Mexico, 13 April 1896

  • Educated at Oberlin College, Ohio, Kingston and possibly Victoria College, Cobourg.
  • Arrived at Fort Garry in 1860 and with his half-brother Henry MacKenny opened the Royal Hotel at what was to become Portage and Main.
  • Operated as a free trader in furs in opposition to the Hudson’s Bay Company throughout the early 1860s.
  • Became a partner in the “Nor’Wester”, Red River’s earliest newspaper, using it as an anti-Company organ.
  • Opened a drug store on Main Street and practiced medicine (although it is doubtful that he acquired a doctorate in medicine as he claimed).
  • Leader of the “Canada First” party at Red River urging the union of all the provinces.
  • Opposed the formation of the Provisional Government of Riel in December 1869 and was incarcerated in Upper Fort Garry.
  • Escaped in February 1870 to Ottawa to raise opposition to Riel in Eastern Canada.
  • Member of Parliament for the Manitoba constituency of Lisgar 1871-1882.
  • Appointed to the Senate 1882.
  • Led a Senate committee which examined the resources of the Mackenzie Basin.
  • Knighted in 1894.