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Oliver, John

Born: 1856 AD
Died: 1927 AD
Nationality: Canadian
Categories: Politician

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.