Series F 419-6 - Minister of Education 1989 series

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Minister of Education 1989 series

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  • Textual record
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  • Source of title proper: Series title supplied by archivist. Sub-series titles determined from box lists provided by records creator, and from titles used in the description of records in R-1439. File titles provided by records creator except where indicated in square brackets.

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F 419-6

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  • 1989 (Accumulation)
  • 1978, 1980, 1985-1989 (Creation)
    Hepworth, Lorne, 1947-
  • 1978, 1980, 1985-1989 (Creation)
    Meiklejohn, Raymond, 1935-

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Physical description

3.140m of textual records
8 photographs : col.; 15 x 10 cm

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Name of creator


Biographical history

Lorne Henry Hepworth was born on December 20, 1947 in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan to Henry and Eileen Hepworth. He attended rural schools and high school in Assiniboia. Hepworth attended the University of Regina from 1965 to 1967 and earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1971.

Prior to his entry into politics, Hepworth worked as a veterinarian with Hepworth-Pulfer Veterinary Services in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. He was involved with the Saskatchewan and Canadian Veterinary Medical Associations, the Weyburn Chamber of Commerce and the Weyburn Agricultural Society. Hepworth also operated a family farm near Assiniboia.

Hepworth was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1982 and served as a Progressive Conservative MLA for the Weyburn constituency until 1991. Hepworth served in the Grant Devine Government as Minister of Agriculture (1983-1985); Minister of Energy and Mines (1985-1986); Minister of Advanced Education and Manpower (1986-1987); Minister of Education (1986-1989); Minister of Public Participation (1989-1990); and Minister of Finance (1989-1991).

Hepworth's ministerial responsibilities included Saskatchewan Grain Car Corporation (1983-1985); Agricultural Credit Corporation of Saskatchewan (1983-1985); Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Corporation (1985-1986); Public Service Commission (1986-1989); Teacher's Superannuation Commission (1986-1989); Advanced Technical Training Centre of Saskatchewan Corporation (1986-1989); Provincial Library (1987); Saskatchewan Archives Board (1987); Treasury Board (1989-1991); Saskatchewan Property Management Corporation (1989-1990); Saskatchewan Pension Plan (1989-1991); Public Service Superannuation Board (1989-1991); Saskatchewan Development Fund (1989-1991); Municipal Financing Corporation (1989-1991); Crown Investments Corporation (1990); Future Corporation (1990-1991); and SaskEnergy (1991).

After losing his seat in the 1991 provincial general election to Ronald Joseph Wormsbecker (NDP), Hepworth became Vice-President of the Crop Protection Institute of Canada (1992-1993) and held executive positions with the Canadian Agra group of companies (1993-1997).

Hepworth currently (2006) resides in Toronto, Ontario, where he is President of CropLife Canada, a trade association that represents manufacturers, developers and distributors of pest control products and plant biotechnology (1997-2006).

Hepworth married Fern Presber on December 23, 1970. They have two children: Graeme and Alana.

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Biographical history

Raymond Harry Meiklejohn was born on November 7, 1935 in Quill Lake, Saskatchewan to Robert James Meiklejohn and Ada Maria Woodbury. He received his primary and secondary education in Quill Lake. Meiklejohn attended Saskatoon Teacher's College and the University of Saskatchewan, where he earned a Bachelor of Education degree (1965) and a postgraduate diploma (1975).

Prior to his entry into provincial politics, Meiklejohn worked as a teacher and special education administrator in Saskatoon. Meiklejohn ran unsuccessfully in the Kelvington-Wadena constituency in the 1978 provincial general election. He was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1986 and served as the Progressive Conservative member for the Saskatoon Mayfair constituency until 1991. Meiklejohn ran unsuccessfully in the 1984 federal election in the Humboldt-Lake Centre riding.

Meiklejohn served in the Grant Devine Government as Minister of Science and Technology (1986-1990); Minister of Consumer and Commercial Affairs (1988-1989); and Minister of Education (1989-1991). Meiklejohn was Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Research Council (1986-1989); Meewasin Valley Authority (1986-1991); Agricultural Implements Board (1988-1989); Future Corporation (1989); Saskatchewan Gaming Commission (1989); Teachers' Superannuation Commission (1989-1991); Saskatchewan Communications Advanced Network (1989-1990); and the Status of Women (1990-1991).

After losing his seat in the 1991 provincial general election to Carol Teichrob (NDP), Meiklejohn worked as a scholarship trust fund representative and pager salesman for Rogers Cantel in Saskatoon.

Meiklejohn is currently (2006) semi-retired and resides in Platteville, Wisconsin, where his wife, Carol Sue Butts, is Provost and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

Meiklejohn has three children with his first wife, Maidra Creswell: Laurel Rae, Elliott Craig and Catherine Elizabeth. He married Dr. Carol Sue Butts on October 6, 1990.

Custodial history

Records created by Ray Meiklejohn were identified in the Lorne Hepworth fonds at the time of arrangement.

Scope and content

This series consists of records created, accumulated and used in 1989 by Lorne Hepworth as Minister of Education.

A small volume of records created by Ray Meiklejohn, Hepworth's successor in the portfolio, is included.

The following headings were used for the records described in 1994: General; Information Bureau; Inquiries; Associations/Organizations; Official Minority Language; Schools; Students; Teachers; Regional Services; Development Division; Outside Saskatchewan; Conferences and School Divisions.

The records described in 2006 have been arranged into nine sub-series: University Affairs; Student Financial Services; University of Regina; University of Saskatchewan; Colleges / Institutes; Designated Trades; Programs / Services; Teachers Superannuation Commission and Provincial Library.

The types of records included are correspondence, briefing notes, reports, memoranda, legislation, publications, speaking notes, press releases, and photographs.

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Physical condition

See fonds description.

Immediate source of acquisition

Lorne Hepworth donated these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in two accessions in 1990 and 1991: R90-014 (January 17, 1990) and R91-253 (August 28, 1991).


The original order of the records described in 1994 was maintained by staff archivists. The arrangement of the records described in 2006 reflects both original order based on a numerical classification system and archival intervention.

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  • English

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Records contain Chinese and French language documents.

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To consult the records, visit or contact the Regina office.

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SAFA 155

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Photographs retained in the textual record to preserve context.

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Textual records: GR 545 (R-1439)


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Description record identifier

F 419-6

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Saskatchewan Archives. Archival Description Manual 2004.



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  • English

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  • Latin


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