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Fonds F445 - Sherwin Petersen fonds
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1961-1991, predominant 1989-1991 (Creation)
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Sherwin Holger Petersen was born on May 12, 1953 at Rose Valley, Saskatchewan to Orla and Noreen Petersen. He attended Kelsey Institute in Saskatoon.
Prior to his entry into provincial politics, Petersen farmed in the Rose Valley district.
Petersen was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1982 and served as a Progressive Conservative MLA for the Kelvington-Wadena constituency until 1991. He served in the Grant Devine Government as Minister of Highways and Transportation and Minister Responsible for the Highway Traffic Board (1989-1991).
After losing his seat in the 1991 provincial general election to Kenneth Kluz (NDP), Petersen returned to farming and operated an air seeder business. He ran unsuccessfully in the Mackenzie riding in the 1993 federal election.
Peterson currently (2006) operates and instructs safety courses at Eastside Safety and Consulting in Rose Valley.
Petersen married Sharon Ann Wheeler on July 14, 1973. They have two children: Shaunna and Sheridan.
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This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used from 1989 to 1991 by Sherwin Petersen in his political career as Minister of Highways and Transportation and Minister Responsible for the Highway Traffic Board.
This fonds has been arranged into three series: Minister of Highways and Transportation 1989; Minister of Highways and Transportation 1990; and Minister of Highways and Transportation 1991.
Each series has been arranged into the following sub-series: Province – Federal Issues; Deputy Minister's Division; Support Services Division; Engineering Division; Operations Division; Transportation Planning & Research Division; Highway Traffic Board; and Associations. Series 2 and 3 also include the following sub-series: Speeches; and Cabinet Submissions.
The majority of material in the fonds is public record.
The types of records included are correspondence, memoranda, briefing notes, speaking notes, reports, news releases, legislation, financial statements, maps, photographs and a poster.
This fonds is missing MLA and constituency material.
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- General note: 1 poster
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- Petersen, Sherwin, 1953- (Creation)