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David Howard Harrison (June 1, 1843September 8, 1905) was a politician, farmer and physician. He was born in the township of London, Canada West, and moved to Manitoba in 1882. He and his family soon established themselves as substantial landowners. June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... 1843 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years). ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Nickname: The Forest City Location City Information Established: 1826 (as village) 1855 (as city) Area: 421. ... Canada West was the western portion of the former Province of Canada from 1841 to 1867. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Official languages English (French is an official language of the Manitoban legislature and courts) Flower Pasqueflower Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 14 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of... 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Harrison's political fortunes went through a remarkable rise and fall between 1882 and 1888. He forged an alliance with Premier John Norquay soon after moving to Manitoba, and in the election of 1883 was elected for the riding of Minnedosa as a Liberal-Conservative, easily defeating his Liberal opponent David Glass. On August 27, 1886, Harrison was appointed Minister of Agriculture, Statistics and Health, and was touted as a possible successor to Norquay. He was re-elected for the new riding of Minnedosa West later in the year, this time defeating Liberal J.W. Shanks. 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... John Norquay, Premier of Manitoba John Norquay (May 8, 1841 – July 5, 1889) was the Premier of Manitoba from 1878 to 1887. ... 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Minnedosa is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. ... David Glass (July 20, 1829-July 17, 1906) was a Canadian lawyer and political figure. ... August 27 is the 239th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (240th in leap years), with 126 days remaining. ... 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ...


Norquay was forced to resign in early December 1887, after a financial crisis involving railway transfers cost him the support of his ministers. Harrison became Premier on December 26, 1887, and attempted to form an administration from the remnants of Norquay's alliance. 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, 361st in leap years. ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ...


Harrison's ministry never got off the ground. He was unable to win the support of a clear majority of MLAs, and lost a vital by-election on January 12, 1888. He resigned one week later, at which time the Lt. Governor called on Liberal Thomas Greenway to form a new administration. January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... Thomas Greenway (March 25, 1838 – October 30, 1908) was a politician, merchant and farmer. ...


Harrison was technically a "non-partisan" Premier, but his ministry was closely aligned with the national Conservative Party of John A. Macdonald and was dominated by local Conservatives. An official Conservative Party was formed in the province soon after his resignation. Sir John Alexander Macdonald, KCMG, GCB, QC, PC, DCL, LL.D (January 11, 1815 – June 6, 1891) was the first Prime Minister of Canada from July 1, 1867 – November 5, 1873 and October 17, 1878 – June 6, 1891. ...


After resigning as Premier, Harrison seems to have abandoned active political life. He allowed Norquay to retake the leadership of the "Conservative Party", and did not seek re-election in 1888. Achieving success in Neepawa as a banker, he moved to British Columbia in 1900. He died of a lingering illness five years later. 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday. ...


External links

  • Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
Preceded by:
John Norquay
Premier of Manitoba
1887-1888
Succeeded by:
Thomas Greenway


John Norquay, Premier of Manitoba John Norquay (May 8, 1841 – July 5, 1889) was the Premier of Manitoba from 1878 to 1887. ... This is a list of the premiers of the province of Manitoba, Canada, since it was created in 1870. ... Thomas Greenway (March 25, 1838 – October 30, 1908) was a politician, merchant and farmer. ...

Premiers of Manitoba Flag of Manitoba
Boyd | Girard | Clarke | Davis | Norquay | Harrison | Greenway | Macdonald | R. Roblin | Norris | Bracken | Garson | Campbell | D. Roblin | Weir | Schreyer | Lyon | Pawley | Filmon | Doer

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