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KEITH MILLIGAN WAS BORN on February 8, 1950, in Inverness, PEI, the son of Charles and Reby
Milligan. He was educated at Inverness District School, O'Leary Regional High School and
the University of PEI, where he obtained Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education
He was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of PEI in a by-election on February 2, 1981, and was re-elected in the general elections of 1982, 1986, 1989, 1993 and 1996. He served as interim Leader of the Opposition and Critic for Education. In 1986 he was appointed Minister of Health and Social Services and Minister Responsible for the Hospital and Health Services Commission. In 1989, Mr. Milligan was appointed Minister of Agriculture. In 1993 he was appointed Minister of Education and Human Resources and in 1994 he was appointed Minister of Transportation and Public Works. In 1996, he became Premier of PEI.
He is an elk farmer and former silver fox rancher. He has previously been employed as a teacher with the Unit 1 School board and Regional Director of the West Prince Services Centre. He has been vice-president of the Tyne Valley Community Oyster Festival, a member of the West Prince Community Advisory Board, the Canadian National Fur Breeders' Association, the PEI Fur Breeders' Association, the Tyne Valley Fireman's Club and the Tyne Valley Community Sports Centre.
He is married to the former Deborah Foley and they reside in Tyne Valley. They have three children - Charles Christian, Olivia and Dustin.