Don Getty

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Don Getty
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11th Premier of Alberta
In office
November 1, 1985 – December 13, 1992
MonarchElizabeth II
Lieutenant GovernorHelen Hunley
Gordon Towers
Preceded byPeter Lougheed
Succeeded byRalph Klein
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
May 23, 1967 – August 30, 1971
Preceded byRandolph McKinnon
Succeeded byDistrict abolished
ConstituencyStrathcona West
In office
August 30, 1971 – March 14, 1979
Preceded byNew district
Succeeded byPeter Knaak
In office
December 11, 1985 – March 20, 1989
Preceded byRobert Alexander
Succeeded byPercy Wickman
In office
May 9, 1989 – December 14, 1992
Preceded byBrian Downey
Succeeded byDistrict abolished
Minister of Federal and Intergovernmental Affairs
In office
September 10, 1971 – March 1975
Preceded byNew portfolio
Succeeded byLou Hyndman
Minister of Energy and Natural Resources
In office
March 1975 – March 1979
Preceded byNew portfolio
Succeeded byMerv Leitch
Personal details
Donald Ross Getty

(1933-08-30)August 30, 1933
Westmount, Quebec
DiedFebruary 26, 2016(2016-02-26) (aged 82)
Edmonton, Alberta
Political partyProgressive Conservative
Spouse(s)Margaret Mitchell
Alma materUniversity of Western Ontario
OccupationBusinessman, professional athlete

Donald Ross "Don" Getty, (August 30, 1933 – February 26, 2016) was a Canadian politician and football quarterback. He served as the 11th Premier of Alberta between 1985 and 1992.[1]

Career[change | change source]

A member of the Progressive Conservatives, he served as Energy Minister and Federal and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister in the government of Peter Lougheed before leaving politics for the private sector in 1979.

Before entering politics, Getty had been a quarterback for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. He passed for more than eight thousand yards over his ten-year career, and was put on the team's Wall of Fame in 1992.

Getty died of heart failure at a hospital in Edmonton, Alberta on February 26, 2016 at the age of 82.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Lisac, Mark (2004). "Don Getty". In Bradford J. Rennie (ed.). Alberta Premiers of the Twentieth Century. Regina, Saskatchewan: Canadian Plains Research Center, University of Regina. pp. 231–232. ISBN 0-88977-151-0.
  2. Former Alberta Premier Don Getty dies at 82

Bibliography[change | change source]

  • Perry, Sandra E.; Craig, Jessica J. (2006). The Mantle of Leadership : Premiers of the Northwest Territories and Alberta. Edmonton, Alberta: Legislative Assembly of Alberta. ISBN 0-9689217-2-8.

Other websites[change | change source]

  • Media related to Don Getty at Wikimedia Commons