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Duff Pattullo

Thomas Dufferin "Duff" Pattullo
Hon. T. D. Pattullo
22nd Premier of British Columbia
In office
June 15, 1933 – December 9, 1941
Monarch George V
Edward VIII
George VI
Lieutenant Governor John W. F. Johnson
Eric Hamber
William C. Woodward
Preceded by Simon Fraser Tolmie
Succeeded by John Hart
Personal details
Born (1873-01-19)January 19, 1873
Woodstock, Ontario
Died March 30, 1956(1956-03-30) (aged 83)
Victoria, British Columbia
Political party British Columbia Liberal Party
Spouse(s) Lillian (Reidemaster)
Religion Presbyterian

Thomas Dufferin ("Duff") Pattullo (January 19, 1873 – March 30, 1956) was the 22nd Premier of British Columbia, Canada from 1933 to 1941. The Pattullo Bridge is named in his honour as well as Prince Rupert's Pattullo Park, Mount Pattullo, and the Pattullo Range in North Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, and the Pattullo Glaciers in that range.[1]

Biography

Born in Woodstock, Ontario, in a family of Scottish ancestry, Pattullo's early career was as a journalist with two newspapers in Ontario: the Woodstock Sentinel in the 1890s, and as editor of the Galt Reformer in 1896. He got a job as secretary to James Morrow Walsh, the Commissioner of the Yukon, where he stayed until 1902. In 1908, he moved to Prince Rupert, British Columbia and soon became mayor. He was elected to the provincial legislature in the 1916 election, and was appointed minister of lands in the Liberal government. Following the defeat of the Liberals in the 1928 election, Pattullo became Liberal Party leader, and leader of the opposition. In the 1933 election, with the Conservatives in disarray and not running any official candidates, Pattullo led the party back into government.

The Pattullo government, elected in the midst of the Great Depression, attempted to extend government services and relief to the unemployed. In the 1937 general election, his government was re-elected running on the slogan of "socialized capitalism".[2] His government was unable to secure a majority in the 1941 election due, in part, to the rise of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation. He was unwilling to form a coalition government with the Conservatives, so his Liberal Party removed him as leader and formed such a coalition despite his objections. In the 1945 election, Pattullo lost his seat in the legislature and retired from politics. He died in Victoria, British Columbia.

References

  1. ^ BC Names/GeoBC entry "Pattullo Range"
  2. ^ Price, Christine, "A Very Conservative Radical": Reverend Robert Connell's encounter with Marxism in the BC CCF, Simon Fraser University MA Thesis, 2006

External sources

  • The Canadian Encyclopedia, Accessed August 7, 2006
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