1856 – Born in England on the 31st of July.
1900 – He was involved in local politics when he won a seat in the provincial legislature.
– Became leader of the opposition.
1909 – He lost his seat in the election.
1916 – He returned to the legislature in the election as a Liberal member, and became Minister of Agriculture and Railways in the cabinet of Harlan Carey Brewster.
1918 – He succeeded Brewster as Premier when Brewster.
– He government developed the produce industry in the Okanagan Valley, and tried to persuade the federal government to lower the freight rate for rail transport.
1927 – Oliver remained premier until his death on the 17th of August.