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Sterling Rufus Lyon
Birth: Jan. 30, 1927
Windsor
Ontario, Canada
Death: Dec. 16, 2010
Winnipeg
Manitoba, Canada

Manitoba Premier. He was a Crown attorney before entering provincial politics, winning the riding of Fort Garry in the 1958 provincial election for the Progressive Conservative Party. Under Premier Duff Roblin, he became the Attorney General, the Minister of Public Utilities, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and the Minister of Tourism and Recreation. He won the next two elections, but didn't run provincially in 1969, after losing an attempt to become leader of the provincial party. He eventually did become party leader, in 1975, won a byeletion in 1976 and beat the NDP's Edward Schreyer in the 1977 Manitoba provincial election for the keys to the Premier's office. He was Manitoba's 17th premier, an office he held for one term before being defeated by Howard Pawley's NDP. He retired from politics in 1986. The Sterling Lyon Parkway in Winnipeg bears his name. (bio by: JC) 
 
Burial:
Garry Memorial Park
Winnipeg
Greater Winnipeg
Manitoba, Canada
 
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Originally Created by: JC
Record added: Dec 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62978117
Sterling Rufus Lyon
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 Added: Dec. 21, 2010
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