David Howard Harrison

David Howard Harrison, physician, politician, farmer, businessman, premier of Manitoba (b at London, Canada W 1 June 1843; d at Vancouver 8 Sept 1905).

Harrison, David Howard

David Howard Harrison, physician, politician, farmer, businessman, premier of Manitoba (b at London, Canada W 1 June 1843; d at Vancouver 8 Sept 1905). Educated at U of T and McGill, he practised medicine in St Marys, Ont, until 1882, when he settled in Manitoba and carried on extensive farming operations. Elected an MLA for Minnedosa in 1883, he was appointed minister of agriculture in John NORQUAY's government on 27 Aug 1886. Harrison became premier of Manitoba on 26 Dec 1887, but when the legislature met on 12 Jan 1888 his lack of support was apparent and his ministry resigned on 19 Jan 1888.