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Hon Douglas Lloyd Campbell, Premier[1]

Male 1895 - 1995  (99 years)


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  • Name Douglas Lloyd Campbell  [2, 3
    Prefix Hon 
    Suffix Premier 
    Born 27 May 1895  Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Elected 1948-1958  [3
    Premier of Manitoba 
    FamilySearch ID K2MG-ZZT 
    FamilySearch URL https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/K2MG-ZZT 
    Buried 1995  Portage la Prairie, Portage la Prairie Census Division, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 23 Apr 1995  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID I6139  Main
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2020 

    Father John Howard Campbell,   b. 1849, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1930, Portage La Prarie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Mary Campbell,   b. 16 Aug 1853, Howard Twp., Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1944, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 16 Jul 1879  Howard Township, Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2142  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Gladys Crampton,   b. 16 Mar 1898, High Bluff, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1987, Winnipeg, MB, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 21 Dec 1920  Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
    +1. Keith Crampton Campbell,   b. 24 Feb 1922, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2011  (Age 88 years)
    +2. T.D. Campbell
    +3. W.H.C. Campbell
    +4. D.R.A. Campbell, R.N.
     5. S.G. Campbell
    +6. S.B. Campbell
    +7. D.L. Campbell
     8. Linthwaite Kent Campbell,   b. 23 Feb 1937,   d. 26 Feb 1937  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 29 May 2005 
    Family ID F2336  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 May 1895 - Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Dec 1920 - Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Apr 1995 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame notes:

      The Honourable Douglas Lloyd Campbell
      May 27, 1895- April 23, 1995

      The Honourable D.L. Campbell, son of John Howard and Mary Campbell, was born in Portage La Prairie. He attended elementary school at Flee Island, high school at the Portage Collegiate Institute, and university at Brandon College. Mr. Campbell took over the operation of the family farm in 1917.

      In December,1920, he married Gladys Crampton, and they raised seven children, 3 boys and 4 girls, who have all had distinguished careers, and are a credit to their parents.

      In 1922, he was elected to the Manitoba Legislature from the constituency of Lakeside, serving in this capacity until 1969. His 47 years of continuous service are the longest public service tenure in the British Empire. Mr. Campbell was appointed Minister of Agriculture in 1936 and 1942. He was given the additional portfolio of Manitoba Hydro, where he initiated a Rural Electrification Program making electricity available to every farm in Manitoba.

      In 1948, he was elected Premier, an office he held until 1958. During his tenure, he appointed John Bracken to study the liquor laws and regulations and to bring in recommendations. These radically changed and modernized laws were studied by other provinces and served as the basis for their own changes. He also established an independent Election Boundary Commission, a first such study in Canada, that was copied by others.

      On his retirement from politics, he was elected Director of the Portage La Prairie Mutual Insurance Co. and the Manitoba Hydro Commission. Mr. Campbell had a great facility for remembering names and faces, and as a gifted orator was much in demand. His topics were wide ranging, and his talent of reciting popular poetry, and recalling a variety of his school selections, were outstanding abilities.

      Mr. D.L. Campbell was a lifelong member of the Masonic Lodge. He was made Master of Assiniboine Lodge No.7 in Portage in 1922, Honourary Member of St. John Lodge No.10 in Winnipeg, and Honourary Past Master of Grand Lodge in 1975. He was also a member of the Royal Order of Scotland.
      The Honourable Douglas Campbell will long be remembered as someone who made many contributions to making Manitoba a better place in which to live. He was a Gentleman, a great Statesman, a great Manitoban, and above all a great Canadian.

      Nominated by Catherine Vanstone, President, on behalf of the Portage Industrial Exhibition Association.

      Emily Campbell Price notes:

      "educated Brandon College & Univer. of Manitoba; (Honoury Degree L.L.D.); Premier of Manitoba 1948-1958; farmer....lives Winnipeg" [3, 5]

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S1735] FamilySearch.org, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://www.familysearch.org)), accessed 20 Sep 2020), entry for Douglas Lloyd Campbell, person ID K2MG-ZZT.

    3. [S1125] Emily Campbell Price, Emily Campbell Price, (Manuscript. 71 pp. Extensive research. Includes maps and transcripts of letters describing family relationships. 10 original copies produced and circulated by the author in 1970. PDF copy available at jhowell.com.), p.28.

    4. [S1701] FamilySearch Family Tree (http://www.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://www.familysearch.org)), accessed 20 Sep 2020), entry for Douglas Lloyd Campbell, person ID K2MG-ZZT.
      ;Contributor: TManning1

    5. [S1198] Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame, (http://www.mts.net/~agrifame/), http://www.mts.net/~agrifame/campbell.html.