25th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
December 11, 1991 to January 24, 1997
Henry Newton Rowell “Hal” Jackman, served as the 25th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 1991 to 1997. Born in Toronto on June 10, 1932, he is the son of former MP Harry Jackman and philanthropist Mary Rowell Jackman. His mother was the daughter of another former MP, Newton Wesley Rowell. His sister, Nancy Ruth, is a philanthropist who was appointed to the Senate in 2005.
Jackman was educated at Pickering College, the University of Toronto Schools, Upper Canada College (where he was a member of Jackson’s House), the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and the London School of Economics.
He was chairman of the board of National Trust Company and The Empire Life Insurance Company, plus several other prominent Canadian corporations. In 1964 he married Maruja Trinidad Duncan. He was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 1991, the same year as his installation as Lieutenant Governor.
During his tenure as Lieutenant Governor, he focused on supporting the arts, history, and national unity. Mr. Jackman served until 1997, was appointed to the Order of Ontario in 1998, and was promoted to Officer of the Order of Canada in the year 2000.