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John Babbitt McNair
|Term of Office:||March 13, 1940 – October 7, 1952|
|Spouse:|| Mary MacGregor Crocket ,|
John Babbitt McNair (November 20, 1889 in Andover, New Brunswick – June 14, 1968) was a New Brunswick lawyer, politician and judge. He was first elected to the New Brunswick legislative assembly in 1935 and served as Attorney-General in the government of Premier Dysart and served as president of the Liberal Party of New Brunswick. He lost his seat in 1939 but returned in 1940 succeeding Dysart as leader of the party and premier. McNair served as premier for twelve years until the defeat of his government in 1952 at which time he returned to the law. In 1955 he was named chief justice of New Brunswick and became lieutenant-governor of the province of 1965.
- McNair's biography at the Government of New Brunswick website
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