W. Thomas Molloy
W. Thomas Molloy
|22nd Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan|
March 21, 2018 – July 2, 2019
|Governor General||Julie Payette|
|Preceded by||Vaughn Schofield|
|Succeeded by||Russell Mirasty|
William Thomas Molloy
July 27, 1940
|Died||July 2, 2019 (aged 78)|
|Alma mater||University of Saskatchewan|
St. Thomas More College
William Thomas Molloy OC SOM QC (July 27, 1940 – July 2, 2019) was a Canadian lawyer, treaty negotiator, and Chancellor of the University of Saskatchewan. He was the 22nd Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan. His appointment as Lieutenant Governor was made by Governor General of Canada Julie Payette on the Constitutional advice of Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau on January 22, 2018, to succeed Vaughn Solomon Schofield. Molloy was sworn in on March 21, 2018, at the Saskatchewan Legislative Building. He was the viceregal representative of Queen Elizabeth II of Canada in the Province of Saskatchewan.
Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on July 27, 1940, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Thomas More College and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Saskatchewan both in 1964. He was a member of the Saskatchewan and Alberta Bars. He was a counsel with the Saskatoon law firm of Molloy Negotiations.
He was the author of the book, The World Is Our Witness: The Historic Journey of the Nisga'a into Canada.
In 1996, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada for "his integrity, commitment to a just settlement and personable rapport". In 2012, he was made a Member of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit.
On January 22, 2018, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Molloy's appointment as the next Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, to succeed Vaughn Solomon Schofield. He was formally installed on March 21, 2018.
On May 7, 2019, Molloy's office announced that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and was stepping away from his post to undergo treatment, with his duties temporarily being taken over by Robert G. Richards, Chief Justice of Saskatchewan. He died of the disease on July 2, 2019.
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