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"MOT" 2003 Obituary


MOTHERWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-05-23 published
Died This Day -- William Richard MOTHERWELL, 1943
Friday, May 23, 2003 - Page R9
Agrarian, politician born at Perth, Canada West, on January 6, 1860; early homesteader in Saskatchewan; in 1901, co-founded Territorial Grain Growers' Association to legislate against monopolistic practices of elevator companies and Canadian Pacific Railway in 1905, appointed Saskatchewan's first minister of agriculture tireless advocate of modern farming techniques and agrarian education in 1918, resigned in opposition to provincial support of conscription from 1921 to 1930, served twice as federal minister of agriculture under Mackenzie KING; died in Regina.

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