The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Schultz, John Christian
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SCHULTZ, shůlts, Sir John Christian, Canadian administrator: b. Amherstburg, Ontario, 1 Jan. 1840; d. Winnipeg, 13 April 1896. He was educated at Oberlin College, Ohio; Queen's University, Kingston; and at Victoria University, Cobourg, taking his M.D. in 1860. He then engaged in practice at Winnipeg (then Fort Garry), also becoming interested in the fur trade and editing the Nor'wester, the first newspaper of the region. He led the Canadian party at the time of the first Riel Rebellion, 1869-70, was taken prisoner and sentenced to death by Riel. He made his escape, however, and in 1872 became a member of the North West Council. He was a member of the Dominion Parliament in 1871-82; and was a Dominion senator in 1883-88. He was lieutenant-governor of Manitoba in 1888-95. He was actively interested in railway and telegraph development and in colonization; and was for many years a member of the Dominion board of health for Manitoba and the North West Territory. He was knighted in 1895.