December 29 Liberal Byron ‘Boss’ Johnson became premier of B.C. ‘Boss’ was a nickname reflecting Johnson's Danish heritage, not related to political domination. He headed a coalition government that had high hopes. “Great things are in store for the people of British Columbia,” he said.
There isn’t room here to explain how those great things didn't happen, but the coalition's problems led directly to the rise of the Social Credit party and a fellow named William Andrew Cecil Bennett. Johnson would serve to August 1, 1952 and his defeat by Bennett.