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Don Getty
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11th Premier of Alberta
In office
November 1, 1985 – December 13, 1992
Monarch Elizabeth II
Lieutenant Governor Helen Hunley
Gordon Towers
Preceded by Peter Lougheed
Succeeded by Ralph Klein
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
May 23, 1967 – August 30, 1971
Preceded by Randolph McKinnon
Succeeded by District abolished
Constituency Strathcona West
In office
August 30, 1971 – March 14, 1979
Preceded by New district
Succeeded by Peter Knaak
Constituency Edmonton-Whitemud
In office
December 11, 1985 – March 20, 1989
Preceded by Robert Alexander
Succeeded by Percy Wickman
In office
May 9, 1989 – December 14, 1992
Preceded by Brian Downey
Succeeded by District abolished
Constituency Stettler
Minister of Federal and Intergovernmental Affairs
In office
September 10, 1971 – March 1975
Preceded by New portfolio
Succeeded by Lou Hyndman
Minister of Energy and Natural Resources
In office
March 1975 – March 1979
Preceded by New portfolio
Succeeded by Merv Leitch
Personal details
Donald Ross Getty

(1933-08-30)August 30, 1933
Westmount, Quebec
Died February 26, 2016(2016-02-26) (aged 82)
Edmonton, Alberta
Political party Progressive Conservative
Spouse(s) Margaret Mitchell
Children Dale
Alma mater University of Western Ontario
Occupation Businessman, professional athlete

Donald Ross "Don" Getty, (August 30, 1933 – February 26, 2016) was a Canadian politician and football quarterback. He served as the 11th Premier of Alberta between 1985 and 1992.


A member of the Progressive Conservatives, he served as Energy Minister and Federal and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister in the government of Peter Lougheed before leaving politics for the private sector in 1979.

Before entering politics, Getty had been a quarterback for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. He passed for more than eight thousand yards over his ten-year career, and was put on the team's Wall of Fame in 1992.

Getty died of heart failure at a hospital in Edmonton, Alberta on February 26, 2016 at the age of 82.

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