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Thomas Walter Scott (Scott Walter)

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Born: 1867 AD
Died: 1938 AD, at 70 years of age.

Nationality: Canadian
Categories: Biographers, Politician

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1867 - Born in London Township, on the 27th of October.

1885 - He moved to Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.

1886 - And move again at the age of 19, to Regina, the capital of the Northwest Territories.

1892-1893 - He became a partner in the Regina Standard.

1894-1895 - He was the owner and editor of the Moose Jaw Times. Scott then bought the Regina Leader.

1900 - Scott ran as a Liberal in the federal riding of Assiniboia West and was elected to the House of Commons.

1904 - He was re-elected.

1905 - In February, the federal government introduced legislation to create the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan effective Dominion Day

         - In August, the Liberal Party of Saskatchewan held a leadership convention with Scott as the lone candidate.

         - Scott was sworn into office on the 12th of September.

1906 - In June, his cabinet formally approved the location of the current Legislature, and agreed to develop the area around the Legislature into a public park, which is today the largest urban park in the world.

1906 - Scott government spent nearly $100,000 on highway construction  a figure which would increase tenfold over the course of Scott's first term in office.

1907 - Scott appointed the province's first Royal Commission, the Municipal Commission, to study the issue of local government.

         - Scott suffered a bout of pneumonia. From this point on, he left the province every fall in search of a warmer setting. In total, he spent approximately half of his tenure as premier outside of the province.

1908 - In August, Scott was re-elected as premier of Saskatchewan.

1909 - In April, over the opposition of President Murray, the government decided to locate the new University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.

         - In October, Canadian governor general the Earl Grey was on hand to lay the cornerstone of the Saskatchewan Legslature, which Premier Scott had recently decided should be made out of Tyndall stone.

1910 -  Scott appointed another royal commission, the Magill Commission, to study the issue of grain elevators.

1913 - Scott also served as Minister of Education.  

1938 - He died in Ontario and is buried in Victoria on the 23rd of March.

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