John Robert Nicholson
|21st Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia|
July 2, 1968 – February 13, 1973
|Governor General||Roland Michener|
|Premier||W. A. C. Bennett|
|Preceded by||George Pearkes|
|Succeeded by||Walter Stewart Owen|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
for Vancouver Centre
June 18, 1962 – June 25, 1968
|Preceded by||Douglas Jung|
|Succeeded by||Ron Basford|
|Born||December 1, 1901|
Newcastle, New Brunswick
|Died||October 8, 1983(aged 81)|
|Cabinet||Minister of Forestry (1963–1964)|
Postmaster General (1964–1965)
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration (1965)
Minister of Labour (1965–1968)
During World War II, he was a deputy controller in the Department of Munitions and Supplies. From 1942 to 1951, he was the head of a crown corporation, Polymer Corporation, and from 1952 to 1956, the head of Brazilian Light and Power Co in Rio de Janeiro.
In 1962, Nicholson was elected to Canadian House of Commons for the riding of Vancouver Centre and was re-elected in 1963 and 1965. From 1963 to 1964, he was the Minister of Forestry. From 1964 to 1965, he was the Postmaster General. In 1965, he was the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. From 1965 to 1968, he was the Minister of Labour.
From 1968 to 1973, he served as the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.
| Minister of Forestry