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The Honourable John B. McNair

Photo: John B. McNair

The Honourable John B. McNair, CC, OC, QC, (BA'11, LLD'38) is one of UNB's most distinguished alumni. As a Rhodes Scholar, he embodied the ideals of high academic achievement along with extensive involvement in student life, including athletics and student government. In later life, he served UNB as a member of the Senate and the Associated Alumni. John B. McNair's service to the Province of New Brunswick was equally outstanding. He entered the Legislature in 1935 and became Premier in 1940, serving for twelve years. In 1955, he was appointed the province's Chief Justice and in 1965, the Lieutenant-Governor. John B. McNair is the only person ever to have held all three of New Brunswick's top public offices. Such an impressive record of service to both the University and to the province deserves special recognition.