John McNair John Babbitt McNair CC Rank: 23rd Term of Office: March 13, 1940 - October 7, 1952 Spouse: Mary MacGregor Crocket, Margaret Jones Profession: Lawyer Political Party: Liberal John Babbitt McNair, CC (November 20, 1889 in Andover, New Brunswick - June 14, 1968) was a New Brunswick lawyer, politician and judge. He was first elected to the New Brunswick legislative assembly in 1935 and served as Attorney-General in the government of Premier Dysart and served as president of the Liberal Party of New Brunswick. He lost his seat in 1939 but returned in 1940 succeeding Dysart as leader of the party and premier. McNair served as premier for twelve years until the defeat of his government in 1952 at which time he returned to the law. In 1955 he was named chief justice of New Brunswick and became lieutenant-governor of the province of 1965.
In 1967 he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada.
Preceded by: Allison A. Dysart 1935-1940 Premier of New Brunswick 1940-1952 Succeeded by: Hugh John Flemming 1952-1960
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