George Isaac (G.I.) Smith was chosen as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. He was noted for having recruited Robert Stanfield to help rebuild the party. Smith served as an MLA from 1949 to 1974, and was Premier from 1967 to 1970, succeeding Robert Stanfield, who had served from 1956 to 1967. Smith was later a senator from 1975 to 1982. (Also see ‘Birth of Robert L. Stansfield…,’ April 11, 1914.). (Photo: Lt. Col. George Isaac Smith, M.B.E., E.D., Q.C., L.L.B., L.L.D., D.C.L. Historical Canada.)