Date Published: 1964
Binding: No binding
Autograph letter signed. Two pages, 8-1/8 x 11 inches. Dated February 11th, 1964 on Lieutenant Governor's Office letterhead. Thanking Mrs. Bothwell for her letter on the Throne Speech, noting it was "my first one", his appointment by the Prime Minister in taking the post, and his hesitancy in accepting it. Also included is a small 3 x 1-1/2 inch Hanbridge card.
The Honorable Robert Leith (Dinny) Hanbidge was a politician, judge and Lieutenant-Governor of Saskatchewan. From 1911 to 1913, he played football for the Regina Rugby Club (now the Saskatchewan Roughriders). One prominent friend and constant correspondent was John Diefenbaker, who urged Hanbidge to join him in Ottawa. In 1958, Hanbidge won in Kindersley and repeated in 1962. While a member of Parliament he represented Canada at NATO and Commonwealth conferences. He accepted Diefenbaker's invitation to become the 12th Lieutenant-Governor of Saskatchewan, a position he filled with distinction for an unusual seven-year term (1963-70). The University of Saskatchewan awarded him an Honorary Doctorate in 1968.
Very Good. Item #8583