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Former Premiers of British Columbia


A premier is the chief minister of a provincial government. Because of the shared framework of cabinet government, the office of provincial premier is similar to that held by Canada's prime minister. The policy direction and management of the provincial governments is visibly dominated by their premiers. A premier is in every sense the "first" minister.

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Dates of OfficePremierParty(Born - Died)
13 Nov 1871 - 23 Dec 1872John Foster McCreight
(b. 1827 - d. 1913)
23 Dec 1872 - 11 Feb 1874Amor De Cosmos
(b. 1825 - d. 1897)
11 Feb 1874 - 1 Feb 1876George Anthony Walkem
(b. 1834 - d. 1908)
1 Feb 1876 - 25 Jun 1878Andrew Charles Elliott
(b. 1828 - d. 1889)
25 Jun 1878 - 13 Jun 1882George Anthony Walkem
(b. 1834 - d. 1908)
13 Jun 1882 - 29 Jan 1883Robert Beaven
(b. 1836 - d. 1920)
29 Jan 1883 - 1 May 1887William Smithe
(b. 1842 - d. 1887
1 May 1887 - 1 Aug 1889Alexander Edmund Batson Davie
(b. 1847 - d. 1889)
2 Aug 1889 - 29 Jun 1892John Robson
(b. 1824 - d. 1892)
2 Jul 1892 - 4 Mar 1895Theodore Davie
(b. 1852 - d. 1898)
4 Mar 1895 - 15 Aug 1898John Herbert Turner
(b. 1834 - d. 1923)
15 Aug 1898 - 28 Feb 1900Charles Augustus Semlin
(b. 1836 - d. 1927)
28 Feb 1900 - 15 Jun 1900Joseph Martin
(b. 1852 - d. 1923)
15 Jun 1900 - 21 Nov 1902James Dunsmuir
(b. 1851 - d. 1920)
21 Nov 1902 - 1 Jun 1903Edward Gawler Prior
(b. 1853 - d. 1920)
1 Jun 1903 - 15 Dec 1915Sir Richard McBrideCon(b. 1870 - d. 1917)
15 Dec 1915 - 23 Nov 1916William John BowserCon(b. 1867 - d. 1933)
23 Nov 1916 - 1 Mar 1918Harlan Carey BrewsterLib(b. 1870 - d. 1918)
6 Mar 1918 - 17 Aug 1927John OliverLib(b. 1856 - d. 1927)
20 Aug 1927 - 21 Aug 1928John Duncan MacLeanLib(b. 1873 - d. 1948)
21 Aug 1928 - 15 Nov 1933Simon Fraser TolmieCon(b. 1867 - d. 1937)
15 Nov 1933 - 9 Dec 1941Thomas Dufferin PattulloLib(b. 1873 - d. 1956)
9 Dec 1941 - 29 Dec 1947John HartLib(b. 1879 - d. 1958)
29 Dec 1947 - 1 Aug 1952Byron Ingemar JohnsonLib(b. 1890 - d. 1964)
1 Aug 1952 - 15 Sep 1972William Andrew Cecil BennettSC(b. 1900 - d. 1979)
15 Sep 1972 - 22 Dec 1975David BarrettNDP(b. 1930)
22 Dec 1975 - 6 Aug 1986The Honourable William Richards BennettSC(b. 1932)
6 Aug 1986 - 2 Apr 1991Bill Vander ZalmSC(b. 1934)
2 Apr 1991 - 5 Nov 1991Rita JohnstonSC(b. 1935)
5 Nov 1991 - 22 Feb 1996Mike HarcourtNDP(b. 1943)
22 Feb 1996 - 25 Aug 1999Glen ClarkNDP(b. 1957)
25 Aug 1999 - 24 Feb 2000Dan MillerNDP(b. 1944)
24 Feb 2000 - 5 Jun 2001Ujjal DosanjhNDP(b. 1947)
5 Jun 2001 - 14 Mar 2011Gordon CampbellLib(b. 1948)
14 Mar 2011 - 18 Jul 2017Christy ClarkLib(b. 1965)
18 Jul 2017 - John HorganNDP(b. 1959)

Party Abbreviations

  • Con = Conservative
  • Lib = Liberal
  • NDP = New Democratic Party
  • SC = Social Credit

See also
Premiers of Canada
Province of British Columbia

External Links
Premier of British Columbia Official Website


Copyright Craig I.W. Marlatt