John Bracken

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John Bracken

Abolished in 1947 add

Category: Politics

Born in 1883.

Countries: Canada (72%), United Kingdom (19%), Iceland (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Neil Cameron (Manitoba politician), Ewan McPherson, Norman Turnbull

Linked to: Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, Manitoba Liberal Party, Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba, Progressive Party of Manitoba

 

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John Bracken was born in 1883 add something


1910

He was professor of animal husbandry at the University of Saskatchewan from 1910 to 1920, when he became President of the Manitoba Agricultural College add something


1914

Ewan McPherson - He was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1914 to 1920 and from 1932 to 1936, and served as a cabinet minister in the government of John Bracken


1922

In 1922, the United Farmers of Manitoba unexpectedly won the provincial election add something

 

Francis Black - He served in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1922 to 1927, and was a cabinet minister in John Bracken's government from 1922 to 1925

 

Neil Cameron (Manitoba politician) - He served in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1922 to 1927, and was a cabinet minister in the government of John Bracken

 

Charles Cannon (Manitoba politician) - He served in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1922 to 1927, and was a cabinet minister in the government of John Bracken

 

Richard Craig - He served in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1922 to 1927, and was a cabinet minister in the government of John Bracken

 

Duncan Lloyd McLeod - He served in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1922 to 1935 as a member of the Progressive Party, and was a cabinet minister in the government of John Bracken

 

Isaac Griffiths - He served in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1922 to 1941, and was a cabinet minister in the government of John Bracken

 

Neil Cameron (Manitoba politician) - Cameron was appointed to John Bracken's cabinet on August 8, 1922 as Minister of Agriculture and Immigration, and as the cabinet representative of farming interests in the western part of the province


1927

Charles Albert Tanner - He appears to have sought re-election in the 1927 campaign as a supporter of the Progressive government of John Bracken, though still identifying himself as a "Labour" candidate

 

William James Major - He served in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1927 to 1941, and was a prominent cabinet minister in the government of John Bracken

 

William Morton (Manitoba politician) - He served in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1927 to 1958, and was a cabinet minister in the governments of John Bracken, Stuart Garson and Douglas Campbell

 

James McLenaghen - He served in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1927 until his death, and was a cabinet minister in the governments of John Bracken, Stuart Garson and Douglas Campbell


1928

Donald Gordon McKenzie - He served in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1928 to 1936, and was a cabinet minister in the government of John Bracken

 

Donald Gordon McKenzie - Although he had no prior experience in electoral politics, McKenzie was appointed to John Bracken's government on October 22, 1928 as Minister of Mines and Natural Resources


1929

Alexander Welch - He served in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1929 to 1945, and was a cabinet minister in the governments of John Bracken and Stuart Garson


1930

Ivan Schultz - He served in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba as a Liberal-Progressive from 1930 to 1955, and was a prominent cabinet minister in the governments of John Bracken, Stuart Garson and Douglas Campbell


1931

In 1931, his Progressives formed an alliance with the Manitoba Liberal Party, and the two parties eventually merged into one add something


1932

Oddur Olafson - As a Liberal Independent, he opposed the 1932 alliance between the Liberal Party and the Progressive Party of Premier John Bracken

 

Ewan McPherson - Although he did not yet have a seat in the legislature, McPherson was appointed to John Bracken's cabinet on May 27, 1932 as Provincial Treasurer


1934

Marcus Hyman - Known as the "Hyman Act", this bill was supported the John Bracken government and given unanimous passage in 1934


1936

Sauveur Marcoux - He served in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba as a Liberal-Progressive from 1936 until the time of his death, and was a cabinet minister in the governments of John Bracken, Stuart Garson and Douglas Campbell

 

Norman Turnbull - He served in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1936 to 1949 as a representative of the Social Credit League, and was a cabinet minister in the governments of John Bracken and Stuart Garson

 

William Morton (Manitoba politician) - Re-elected again in the 1936 election, Morton was promoted to cabinet on November 22, 1939 as Municipal Commissioner in John Bracken's government

 

Ivan Schultz - He was appointed to cabinet on September 21, 1936 as Minister of Education in John Bracken's government


1940

In 1940, Bracken formed a wartime coalition government that included the Conservative, Co-operative Commonwealth Federation and Social Credit parties add something

 

Herbert Wright (politician) - In 1940, Wright endorsed the all-party coalition government created by Liberal-Progressive Premier John Bracken

 

Oddur Olafson - In 1940, he supported the all-party coalition government created by John Bracken after the start of World War II

 

Earl Rutledge - The Conservative Party joined the Liberal-Progressives in a coalition government in 1940, and Rutledge served as a backbench supporter of John Bracken's government


1941

Paul Bardal - From 1941 to 1945, he was a backbench supporter of the ministries of John Bracken and Stuart Garson

 

John Salmon Lamont - He served as a backbench supporter of John Bracken's government for the next five years, and was resoundingly defeated by Boivin in the 1941 election

 

John Laughlin - Laughlin became a backbench supporter of John Bracken's government, and was re-elected in the 1941 provincial election

 

William Sexsmith - Sexsmith became a backbench supporter of John Bracken's government, and was re-elected by acclamation in the 1941 provincial election


1942

Despite having co-operated with the Liberals at the provincial level, Bracken was asked by a number of senior federal Conservatives to take over the leadership of the weak national Conservative Party in 1942 add something

 

He was elected leader at the party's 1942 leadership convention add something

 

John Diefenbaker - If he had succeeded in his bid for the national leadership in 1942, he might have taken the place of John Bracken on his six-year march to oblivion as leader of a party that had not changed itself enough to follow a Prairie radical

 

Conservative Party of Canada - Its former leader John Bracken became leader of the Conservative Party in 1942 subject to several conditions, one of which was that the party be renamed the Progressive Conservative Party


1943

When Bracken left provincial politics in 1943, there were only 5 opposition Members of the Legislative Assembly in a 57-member parliament add something

 

Gordon Graydon - Graydon was Opposition Leader in the Canadian House of Commons from 1943 to 1945 because John Bracken, the new leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, did not have a seat in the House, and chose not to seek one until the 1945 federal election

 

William Wilber Wilfred Wilson - He again served as a government backbencher, supporting the administrations of John Bracken and, after 1943, Stuart Garson

 

Norman Turnbull - Turnbull was re-elected with an increased plurality, and remained in cabinet when Stuart Garson replaced John Bracken as Premier in 1943

 

Beresford Richards - He was first elected to the Manitoba legislature in a by-election held in The Pas on August 17, 1943, to replace former Premier John Bracken after the latter's move to federal politics


1944

There are reports that some senior Conservatives wanted him removed as leader as early as 1944 add something


1945

Bracken did not seek a seat in the House of Commons until the 1945 Canadian election, which the Progressive Conservatives lost add something


1948

Bracken won the rural seat of Neepawa and became Leader of the Opposition and remained leader of the Tories until he was pushed to resign in 1948 add something


1949

Bracken's riding was merged into the seat of Brandon before the 1949 federal election add something


1950

His coalition remained intact until 1950, although the CCF left in 1943 add something


John Bracken died in 1969 add something

 

He died on March 18, 1969 and is buried in Rideauvale Cemetery at Kars, Ontario add something