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Events in Manitoba History: Manitoba Provincial Election (1959)

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Provincial General Election (1958) | Provincial General Election (1962)

The Manitoba general election of 1959 was held on 14 May, with two constituencies (Churchill, Rupertsland) deferred to 11 June. The results were as follows:

Party

Leader

Seats

Progressive Conservative

Dufferin “Duff” Roblin (1917-2010)

36

Liberal-Progressive

Douglas Lloyd Campbell (1895-1995)

11

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

Lloyd Cleworth Stinson (1904-1976)

10

Labour Progressive

-

0

Independent

-

0

Total

57

The voting results for individual constituencies were as follows:

Constituency

Candidate

Party

Votes

Arthur

John Gordon “Jack” Cobb (1903-1959)

Progressive Conservative

2,513

John Wilfred McRae

Liberal-Progressive

1,932

William G. Powne

Independent

556

Assiniboia

George William Johnson (1892-1973)

Progressive Conservative

3,157

Donovan Swailes (1892-1984)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

2,940

Jack Brownrigg

Liberal-Progressive

1,388

George Raymond Alexander Brown (1897-1968)

Independent

269

Birtle-Russell

Robert Gordon Smellie (1923-2005)

Progressive Conservative

2,239

Rodney Stewart “Rod” Clement (1919-1969)

Liberal-Progressive

2,015

Michael Sotas

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

947

Brandon

Reginald Otto Lissaman (1908-1974)

Progressive Conservative

5,452

Gordon A. Phillips

Liberal-Progressive

2,159

Hans Fries

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

1,415

Brokenhead

Edward Richard “Ed” Schreyer

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

2,017

Gordon B. Burnett

Progressive Conservative

1,409

Arthur A. “Archie” Trapp (1918-2007)

Liberal-Progressive

1,083

Burrows

John Martin Hawryluk (1910-1975)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

2,235

Andrew Zaharychuk

Progressive Conservative

1,286

Joseph R. Hnidan

Liberal-Progressive

1,155

William Cecil Ross (c1911-1998)

Labour Progressive

675

Carillon

Edmond Prefontaine (1897-1971)

Liberal-Progressive

2,397

Peter J. Thiessen

Progressive Conservative

1,791

Churchill

John Evinn Ingebrigtson (1919-1998)

Progressive Conservative

1,587

Kenneth D. Wray

Liberal-Progressive

1,326

Cypress

Marcel Boulic (1916-1959)

Progressive Conservative

2,951

John Leslie Sundell

Liberal-Progressive

1,781

Dauphin

Stewart Edgertson McLean (1913-1996)

Progressive Conservative

2,951

A. Clifford Matthews

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

1,233

Emma Hildegard Ringstrom (1906-1992)

Liberal-Progressive

967

Dufferin

William Homer Hamilton (1913-1997)

Progressive Conservative

2,077

Walter Clifton McDonald (1903-1999)

Liberal-Progressive

1,923

Chester Ernest Johnson

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

167

Elmwood

Stephen “Steve” Peters (1912-1976)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

2,782

Henry Emerson Snyder (1891-1984)

Progressive Conservative

2,560

Alexander Turk (1906-1988)

Liberal-Progressive

1,488

Emerson

John Peter Tanchak (1905-1983)

Liberal-Progressive

2,752

Ben Comeaux

Progressive Conservative

2,190

Ethelbert Plains

Michael Nicholas Hryhorczuk (1905-1978)

Liberal-Progressive

1,856

Peter Burtnick

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

1,590

Isadore Syrnyk

Progressive Conservative

1,001

Fisher

Peter Wagner (1916-1995)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

1,777

Roy Ellison

Progressive Conservative

1,361

W. J. Griffin Jr.

Liberal-Progressive

1,028

Flin Flon

Charles Hubert “Buck” Witney (1919-1991)

Progressive Conservative

1,810

Francis Lawrence “Bud” Jobin (1914-1995)

Liberal-Progressive

1,728

Frederick S. Pope

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

923

Fort Garry

Sterling Rufus Lyon (1927-2010)

Progressive Conservative

4,842

Stan Farwell

Liberal-Progressive

2,035

Mrs. Nena Woodward

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

1,373

Fort Rouge

Edward Gurney Vaux Evans (1907-1987)

Progressive Conservative

4,352

Jerry Marrin

Liberal-Progressive

1,947

Robert C. Murdoch

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

1,425

Gimli

George Johnson (1920-1995)

Progressive Conservative

2,570

Alex Hawrysh

Liberal-Progressive

1,007

Zado Zator

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

932

Gladstone

Nelson M. Shoemaker (1911-2003)

Liberal-Progressive

2,469

Melvin Earl Murray (1901-1986)

Progressive Conservative

2,318

Mrs. Della Yuel

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

415

Hamiota

Barry Peill Strickland (1923-1968)

Progressive Conservative

2,377

James Chester “Jim” Scott (1908-1981)

Liberal-Progressive

2,136

Arthur Nicholson

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

440

Inkster

Morris A. Gray (1887-1966)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

3,635

Mary A. Wawrykow (1911-1977)

Progressive Conservative

2,106

John A. “Jack” Kolt (1913-2002)

Liberal-Progressive

981

L. W. Kaminski

Labour Progressive

468

Kildonan

Anthony John “Tony” Reid (1908-1993)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

3,659

John Ernest “Jack” Willis (1913-2002)

Progressive Conservative

3,511

C. K. Hiebert

Liberal-Progressive

1,972

Lac du Bonnet

Oscar Ferdinand Bjornson (1906-1972)

Progressive Conservative

1,357

John Ateah (1913-2002)

Liberal-Progressive

1,272

Donald H. MacLean

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

1,018

Stanley Copp (1914-1987)

Independent

346

Lakeside

Douglas Lloyd Campbell (1895-1995)

Liberal-Progressive

1,896

John Frederick Bate

Progressive Conservative

1,774

Allen Werbiski

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

278

La Verendrye

Stanley Carl “Stan” Roberts (1927-1990)

Liberal-Progressive

1,799

Edmund Guertin

Progressive Conservative

1,581

Logan

Lemuel Harris (1907-1996)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

2,098

Albert Edward Bennett (1906-1968)

Progressive Conservative

1,921

John Michael “Big John” Kozoriz (1917-2006)

Liberal-Progressive

873

Minnedosa

Walter Cox-Smith Weir (1929-1985)

Progressive Conservative

2,386

Charles Lemington “Lem” Shuttleworth (1910-2006)

Liberal-Progressive

2,029

J. M. Lee

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

1,090

Morris

Harold Proctor “Harry” Shewman (1900-1968)

Progressive Conservative

1,905

Bruce Mackenzie

Liberal-Progressive

1,298

Osborne

William Obadiah “Obie” Baizley (1917-2000)

Progressive Conservative

3,808

Lloyd Cleworth Stinson (1904-1976)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

3,482

David Bowman

Liberal-Progressive

1,166

Pembina

Maurice Evans Ridley (1912-1960)

Progressive Conservative

3,077

Lynwood Clarence Graham (1925-1995)

Liberal-Progressive

1,199

Portage la Prairie

John Aaron Christianson (1923-2010)

Progressive Conservative

2,300

Charles Edwin Greenlay (1899-1984)

Liberal-Progressive

1,827

Fred Allan Tufford

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

416

Radisson

Andrew Russell “Russ” Paulley (1909-1984)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

4,085

Harold Huppe

Progressive Conservative

2,998

Nick Slotek

Liberal-Progressive

2,029

Rhineland

William Conrad “Wally” Miller (1896-1959)

Liberal-Progressive

1,648

Leo Recksiedler

Progressive Conservative

1,462

River Heights

William Blakeman Scarth (1895-1983)

Progressive Conservative

4,936

Keith N. Routley (1923-2009)

Liberal-Progressive

3,060

Magnus Eliason (1911-2005)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

478

Roblin

Arnold Keith Alexander (1921-1973)

Progressive Conservative

1,946

Joseph Perchaluk

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

1,569

Raymond “Ray” Mitchell (1897-1984)

Liberal-Progressive

1,334

Rock Lake

Abram William Harrison (1898-1979)

Progressive Conservative

2,545

Walter Ernest Clark (1890-1987)

Liberal-Progressive

1,843

Cyril Hamwee

Liberal-Progressive

632

Rockwood-Iberville

George Henry Wilson Hutton (1922-1976)

Progressive Conservative

2,269

Robert William “Bobby” Bend (1914-1999)

Liberal-Progressive

2,143

Samuel Cranston

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

444

Rupertsland

Joseph Ernest Jeannotte (1902-1988)

Progressive Conservative

2,268

Harry Boulette

Liberal-Progressive

587

Alfred J. Cook

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

393

St. Boniface

Laurent Louis “Larry” Desjardins (1923-2012)

Liberal-Progressive

3,772

Harry De Leeuw

Progressive Conservative

2,992

Benjamin Cyr

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

1,309

St. George

Elman Keisler Guttormson (1929-2000)

Liberal-Progressive

2,279

Ivan George Casselman

Progressive Conservative

1,371

Mrs. Nellie Baker

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

255

St. James

Douglas Moncreiff Stanes (1917-2001)

Progressive Conservative

3,616

Al Mackling

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

2.378

David Graham

Liberal-Progressive

1.541

St. John’s

David Orlikow (1919-1998)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

2,261

Dan Zaharia

Progressive Conservative

2,010

Daniel Abraham “Abe” Yanofsky (1925-2000)

Liberal-Progressive

854

Jacob Penner (1880-1965)

Labour Progressive

588

St. Matthews

William George Martin (1886-1973)

Progressive Conservative

3,635

Gordon Richard Fines (1911-1990)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

2,090

Paul W. Goodman (1905-1959)

Liberal-Progressive

1,900

St. Vital

Frederick “Fred” Groves (1924-1995)

Progressive Conservative

4,599

George Goulet

Liberal-Progressive

1,946

Joseph Trager

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

1,858

Ste. Rose

Gildas Laurent “Gil” Molgat (1927-2001)

Liberal-Progressive

2,390

Albert Fletcher

Progressive Conservative

1,576

Leon W. Hoefer

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

353

Selkirk

Thomas Paterson Hillhouse (1896-1991)

Liberal-Progressive

1,814

Ed Foster

Progressive Conservative

1,732

William “Scottie” Bryce (1888-1963)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

872

Seven Oaks

Arthur Edgar Wright (1907-1977)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

3,889

Charles Nye

Progressive Conservative

1,973

Cal Scarfe

Liberal-Progressive

1,343

Souris-Lansdowne

Malcolm Earl McKellar (1918-1976)

Progressive Conservative

2,688

George Adrian Griffith (1901-1974)

Liberal-Progressive

1,448

Springfield

Fred Theodore Klym (1907-1988)

Progressive Conservative

1,878

William Lucko (1911-1998)

Liberal-Progressive

1,507

Richard Loeb

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

772

Swan River

Albert Harold “Bert” Corbett (1887-1983)

Progressive Conservative

2,292

Hilliard Ferriss

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

1,431

Arvid Brust

Liberal-Progressive

786

The Pas

John Benson “Jack” Carroll (1921-1986)

Progressive Conservative

2,345

Mervin Hill

Liberal-Progressive

1,027

Peter Shewchuk

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

779

Turtle Mountain

Errick French Willis (1896-1967)

Progressive Conservative

3,247

Walter Christianson

Liberal-Progressive

1,187

Virden

John William McLeod Thompson (1908-1986)

Progressive Conservative

3,097

John Wesley Clarke

Liberal-Progressive

1,337

Wellington

Richard Harry Seaborn (1917-1991)

Progressive Conservative

3,082

James R. McIsaac

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

2,854

William “Bill” Norrie (1929-2012)

Liberal-Progressive

1,624

Winnipeg Centre

James “Jim” Cowan (1914-1997)

Progressive Conservative

3,712

Fred Paulley

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

1,474

John Gurzon Harvey (1906-1970)

Liberal-Progressive

1,462

Wolseley

Dufferin “Duff” Roblin (1917-2010)

Progressive Conservative

4,351

Francis Creighton “Frank” Muldoon (1930-2013)

Liberal-Progressive

1,707

Peter Griffin

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

1,131

See also:

Events in Manitoba History: Manitoba Provincial By-Elections (1959)

Memorable Manitobans: Members of the Twenty-Sixth Legislative Assembly of Manitoba (1959-1962)

Sources:

Manitoba Election Records (December 1870 to November 1957, June 1958 to June 1969), Manitoba Legislative Library.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 April 2018

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