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- J.T. Douglas
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John Taylor Douglas was born on October 28, 1892 in Cumberland, Ontario to John and Anne (Welch) Douglas. He attended public and high school in Cumberland. In 1906, Douglas travelled west with his parents to the Laura, Saskatchewan district. After completing an agriculture degree at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Douglas began farming in the Laura district.
Douglas' political career began in 1938, when he ran unsuccessfully as a candidate in the provincial general election. He was elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1944 and served as the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) member for the Rosetown constituency until 1960. Douglas served in the T.C. Douglas Government as Minister of Highways and Transportation (1944-1960), Minister of Public Works (1944-1948) and Minister Responsible for the Saskatchewan Transportation Company (1956-1960). Douglas retired from political life in 1960 and died on February 19, 1976.
Douglas married Eva Hopkins of Peterboro, Ontario on August 8, 1940. They had three children: William, John and Elizabeth.
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