Ernest Manning

Ernest Charles Manning, PC CC AOE (September 20, 1908 – February 19, 1996), a Canadian politician, was the eighth premier of Alberta between 1943 and 1968 for the Social Credit Party of Alberta. He served longer than any other premier in the province's history and was the second longest serving provincial premier in Canadian history (only after George H. Murray of Nova Scotia). He was also the only member of the Social Credit Party of Canada to sit in the Senate and, with the party shut out of the House of Commons in 1980, was its last representative in Parliament when he retired from the Senate in 1983.


Ernest Manning

Ernest Charles Manning, 1943
8th Premier of Alberta
In office
May 31, 1943  December 12, 1968
MonarchGeorge VI
Elizabeth II
Lieutenant GovernorJohn C. Bowen
John J. Bowlen
John Percy Page
Grant MacEwan
Preceded byWilliam Aberhart
Succeeded byHarry E. Strom
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
November 4, 1935  March 21, 1940
Preceded byWilliam Ross
Hugh Farthing
Norman Hindsley
Succeeded byAndrew Davison
William Aberhart
James Mahaffey
ConstituencyCalgary
In office
March 21, 1940  June 18, 1959
Preceded byWilliam Howson
Succeeded byDistrict Abolished
ConstituencyEdmonton
In office
June 18, 1959  December 11, 1968
Preceded byNew District
Succeeded byWilliam Yurko
ConstituencyStrathcona East
Senator for Edmonton West
In office
October 7, 1970  September 20, 1983
Appointed byPierre Trudeau
Personal details
Born
Ernest Charles Manning

(1908-09-20)September 20, 1908
Carnduff, Saskatchewan, Canada
DiedFebruary 19, 1996(1996-02-19) (aged 87)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Political partySocial Credit Party of Alberta
Other political
affiliations
Social Credit Party of Canada
Spouse(s)Muriel Aileen Preston (1911–2006)
Children2, including Preston
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Manning's son, Preston Manning, was the founder and leader of the Reform Party of Canada, a right-wing populist party based on Western Canadian conservative values. He rose up to become the Leader of the Official Opposition in 1997.