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List of Ontario premiers
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List of Ontario premiers

This is a list of the premierss of the province of Ontario, Canada, since Confederation (1867).

# Name Took Office Left Office Party

1.John Sandfield Macdonald 1867 1871 Liberal-Conservative Coalition

2.Edward Blake 1871 1872 Liberal

3.Sir Oliver Mowat 1872 1896 Liberal

4.Arthur S. Hardy 1896 1899 Liberal
5.Sir George William Ross 1899 1905 Liberal
6.Sir James P. Whitney 1905 1914 Conservative
7.Sir William Hearst 1914 1919 Conservative
8.Ernest C. Drury 1919 1923 Farmer-Labour Coalition

9.George Howard Ferguson 1923 1930 Conservative

10.George Stewart Henry 1930 1934 Conservative

11.Mitchell Hepburn 1934 1942 Liberal
12.Gordon Daniel Conant 1942 1943 Liberal
13.Harry Nixon 1943 1943 Liberal
14.George Drew 1943 1948 Progressive Conservative

15.Thomas Kennedy 1948 1949 Progressive Conservative

16.Leslie Frost 1949 1961 Progressive Conservative

17.John Robarts 1961 1971 Progressive Conservative

18.William (Bill) Davis 1971 1985 Progressive Conservative

19.Frank Miller 1985 1985 Progressive Conservative

20.David Peterson 1985 1990 Liberal **

21.Bob Rae 1990 1995 New Democratic Party (NDP)

22.Mike Harris 1995 2002 Progressive Conservative

23.Ernie Eves 2002 2003 Progressive Conservative

24.Dalton McGuinty 2003 - Liberal

** Note. The Peterson Government (Liberal) from 1985 to 1987 did not have the most seats in the legislature, but had the formal support of the NDP through a signed accord without an official coalition government being formed.

For more lists of this type, see Lists of incumbents.