Fonds AR074 - Byron Johnson fonds

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Byron Johnson fonds

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CA UVICARCH AR074

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  • 1916-1964 (Creation)
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    Johnson, Byron Ingemar

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2.6 m of textual records;30 photographs

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(1891-1964)

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Byron Ingemar Johnson was born in Victoria, B.C. He served in World War I and later married Kate Simpson, with whom he had one son, Byron, Jr. After the war Byron and his brother John established Johnson Brothers, a successful Victoria trucking and supply business. In 1930, they amalgamated with Evans, Coleman and Gilley Brothers (later Evans, Cioleman and Johnson, then Evans, Coleman, and Evans). In 1933 Johnson entered politics and was elected Liberal MLA for Victoria. In 1937 he was defeated in the same riding, but returned in 1945, becoming B.C. Liberal Leader and Premier in 1947. Johnson served as Premier until 1952. Johnson retired from politics but returned to work at Evans, Coleman and Evan. During World War II, Johnson also worked for the Royal Canadian Air Force as a technical adviser.

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The fonds consists of records documenting Johnson's political and business careers, including constitutions and bylaws of political organizations, trade agreements, political cartoons and clippings; business records including correspondence, daily journals, financial records and contracts; personal family correspondence and insurance records, Johnson's army diary, and records relating to Byron's father, Oliver Johnson; photographs of the Johnson family and of Johnson with his cabinet and colleagues; correspondence regarding Johnson's work with the RCAF; publications, including newsletters, magazines, journals, annual reports and copies of speeches, some of which are annotated by Johnson or contain photographs, articles or obituaries about him; records regarding the visit of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip to Victoria, October 1951, including invitations to functions and photograph album of the visit prepared by the Daily Colonist newspaper.

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BCAUL control number: UVICARCH-87

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