Alumni in Cabinet Positions

OAC alumni have served as Ministers of Agriculture at both the federal and provincial levels.
 

William R. Motherwell Class of 1881
Minister of Agriculture (Canada) 1921 — 1931

Fletcher S. Thomas Class of '22
Minister of Agriculture (Ontario) 1953 — 1956

William Newman Class of '51
Minister of Agriculture (Ontario) 1975 — 1979

John Wise Class of '56
Minister of Agriculture (Canada) 1979 — 1980 and 1984 — 1988

Philip Andrewes Class of '65
Minister of Agriculture (Ontario) 1985

Ross Stevenson Class of '65
Minister of Agriculture (Ontario) 1985

Jack Riddel Class of '65
Minister of Agriculture (Ontario) 1985 — 1990

Lyle VanClief Class of '66
Minister of Agriculture (Canada) 1997 — 2003