Born: Jun 22, 1883 AD
Died: 1969 AD, at 85 years of age.
1883 - Born in Ellesville, Ontario on the 22nd of June.
1910-1920 - He was professor of animal husbandry at the University of Saskatchewan, when he became President of the Manitoba Agricultural College.
1922 - Won the provincial election, but did not have a leader, so they asked Bracken to head the party and become Premier of Manitoba
1931 - His Progressives formed an alliance with the Manitoba Liberal Party, and the two parties eventually merged into one.
1940 - Bracken formed a wartime coalition government that included the Conservative, Co-operative Commonwealth Federation and Social Credit parties.
1942 - He was elected leader at the party's leadership convention.
1943 - Bracken left provincial politics, there were only 5 opposition Members of the Legislative Assembly in a 57-member parliament.
1945 - Bracken did not seek a seat in the House of Commons until the Canadian election, which the Progressive Conservatives lost.
1948 - Bracken became Leader of the Opposition and remained leader of the Tories until he was pushed to resign.
1950 - His coalition remained intact, although the CCF.
1969 - Died on the 18th of March.
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