Willis Merwyn Johnson (May 9, 1923 – July 14, 2019), better known as Merv Johnson, was a Canadian farmer and politician in Saskatchewan.
Willis Merwyn Johnson
|Member of Parliament|
August 1953 – August 1958
|Preceded by||Fred Larson|
|Succeeded by||Robert Hanbidge|
|President of the New Democratic Party|
|Preceded by||Michael Kelway Oliver|
|Succeeded by||Eamon Park|
|Born||May 9, 1923|
Kindersley, Saskatchewan, Canada
|Died||July 14, 2019 (aged 96)|
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
|Political party||Co-operative Commonwealth Federation|
m. Oct. 5, 1946
|Alma mater||University of Saskatchewan|
Johnson was the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation Member for Parliament for Kindersley, Saskatchewan. He first won his seat in the House of Commons of Canada in the 1953 federal election and was re-elected in 1957 before being defeated in the 1958 general election in the Diefenbaker landslide. He attempted to re-enter the House of Commons in several subsequent elections as a New Democrat but was unsuccessful.
In 1977, Johnson was appointed to serve as Saskatchewan's agent-general in London, England. He also served for several years as president of the Saskatchewan CCF-NDP and was president of the federal New Democratic Party of Canada from 1963 to 1965. He died in Victoria, British Columbia in July 2019 at the age of 96.
- "The Canadian Directory of Parliament: 1867-1967 - Google Books". Retrieved 2016-01-09 – via Google Books.
- "LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF SASKATCHEWAN" (PDF). Legassembly.sk.ca. May 13, 1994. Retrieved 2016-01-09.
- Willis Merwyn (Merv) Johnson obituary