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1983-1991, predominant 1989-1991 (Creation)
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1 audio cassette
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Name of creator
Raymond Harry Meiklejohn was born on November 7, 1935 in Quill Lake, Saskatchewan to Robert James Meiklejohn and Ada Maria Woodbury. He received his primary and secondary education in Quill Lake. Meiklejohn attended Saskatoon Teacher's College and the University of Saskatchewan, where he earned a Bachelor of Education degree (1965) and a postgraduate diploma (1975).
Prior to his entry into politics, Meiklejohn worked as a teacher and special education administrator in Saskatoon. Meiklejohn ran unsuccessfully in the Kelvington-Wadena constituency in the 1978 provincial general election. He was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1986 and served as the Progressive Conservative member for the Saskatoon Mayfair constituency until 1991. Meiklejohn ran unsuccessfully in the 1984 federal election in the Humboldt-Lake Centre riding.
Meiklejohn served in the Grant Devine Government as Minister of Science and Technology (1986-1990); Minister of Consumer and Commercial Affairs (1988-1989); and Minister of Education (1989-1991). Meiklejohn was Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Research Council (1986-1989); Meewasin Valley Authority (1986-1991); Agricultural Implements Board (1988-1989); Future Corporation (1989); Saskatchewan Gaming Commission (1989); Teachers' Superannuation Commission (1989-1991); Saskatchewan Communications Advanced Network (1989-1990); Status of Women (1990-1991).
After losing his seat in the 1991 provincial general election to Carol Teichrob (NDP), Meiklejohn worked as a scholarship trust fund representative and pager salesman for Rogers Cantel in Saskatoon.
Meiklejohn is currently (2006) semi-retired and resides in Platteville, Wisconsin, where his wife, Carol Sue Butts, is Provost and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Meiklejohn has three children with his first wife, Maidra Creswell: Laurel Rae, Elliott Craig and Catherine Elizabeth. He married Dr. Carol Sue Butts on October 6, 1990.
Scope and content
This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used from 1989 to 1991 by Ray Meiklejohn in his political career as Minister of Education and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women.
The fonds includes records created by Lorne Hepworth as Minister of Education and Patricia A. Smith as Minister Responsible for the Status of Women.
No series assignment has been applied to the records described in the fonds.
The majority of material in this fonds is public record.
The types of records included are correspondence, memoranda, reports, publications, news releases, newspaper clippings, budget material and an audio cassette.
Missing from the fonds are records created by Meiklejohn as Minister of Science and Technology; Minister of Consumer and Commercial Affairs; and Minister Responsible for various agencies, boards and commissions.