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Premier of Prince Edward Island

John Angus MacLean, Canadian former premier of Prince Edward Island. Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross; mentioned in Despatches.


MacLean, John Angus was born on May 15, 1914 in Lewes, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Son of George Allen and Sarah MacLachlan.


Student, University British Columbia, Canada), Vancouver. Bachelor of Science, Mount Allison University, 1939. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Mount Allison University, 1958.


Farmer, Lewesmember, Canada House of Commons, Ottawa, Ontario, 1951-1976;member, Privy Council Canada, since 1957;minister of fisheries, Government Canada, 1957-1963;member, Prince Edward Island Legislature, 1976-1982;premier, Prince Edward Island, 1979-1981.


Leader Progressive Conservative Party of Prince Edward Island, 1976-1981. Delegate North Atlantic Treaty Organization Parliamentary Conference, Paris, 1956, Commonwealth Parliametary Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 1965, 18th Parliametary Course, Westminster, England, 1969. Delegate Inter-Parliamentary Conference on European Cooperation and Security, Helsinki, 1973, Belgrade, 1975.

Leader Canada delegate Colombo Plan Conference, Tokyo, 1960, Food and Agriculture Organization (of the United Nations) Conference, Rome, 1961. Member Canada-Japanese MinisterialDel., Tokyo, 1963. Board regents Mount Alison U.

Board directors Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial Fund. Served with Royal Canadian Air Force, 1939-1947. Officer Most Venerable Order St. Johnof Jerusalem at Investiture Ceremony, Rideau Hall, Order of Canada Investiture, Rideau Hall, 1992.

Former member Prince Edward Island Energy Corporation. Senior advisory board Maritime Provinces Education Foundation. Prince Edward Island's Commissioner to Exposition' 86.

Appointed officer of the Order of Canada, 1992. Member Royal Air Force Escaping Society (past president Canada branch), Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (past vice chairman federal branch), Museum National Sciences, National Museum Canada.


Married Gwendolyn Esther Burwash, October 29, 1952. Children– Sarah Jean, Allan Duart, Mary Esther, Robert Angus.

George Allen

Sarah MacLachlan

Gwendolyn Esther Burwash

Sarah Jean MacLean

Allan Duart MacLean

Mary Esther MacLean

Robert Angus MacLean