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The site for Brandon was selected in 1881 with the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway, taking its name from the fur trade post of Brandon House. The municipality was incorporated directly as a City.

Present Status

City of Brandon (30 May 1882)

Adjoining Municipalities

Cornwallis, Elton

Land Area (square km)

76.89

Population

Year

Total

1891

3778

1901

5620

1906

10408

1911

13839

1916

15215

1921

15397

1926

16443

1931

17082

1936

16461

1941

17383

1946

17551

1951

20598

1956

24796

1961

28166

1966

29981

1971

31150

1976

34901

1981

36242

1986

38708

1991

38567

1996

39175

2001

39716

2006

41511

2011

46061

2016

48859

Mayors

Term

Mayor

1882

Thomas Mayne Daly (1852-1911)

1883

William Winter (1841-1914)

1884

Thomas Mayne Daly (1852-1911)

1885-1886

James Allan Smart (1858-1942)

1887

Charles Adams (1858-1931)

1888-1889

Alexander Cumming Fraser (1849-1944)

1890-1891

Andrew Kelly (1852-1930)

1892-1894

John S. McDiarmid (1846-1936)

1895-1896

James Allan Smart (1858-1942)

1897-1898

Ezekiel Evans (1859-1930)

1899-1900

John S. McDiarmid (1846-1936)

1901-1902

Alexander Cumming Fraser (1849-1944)

1903-1904

Robert Hall (1849-1911)

1905-1906

John William Fleming (1868-1928)

1907-1908

Stephen Emmett Clement (1867-1947)

1909-1910

Henry Lamont Adolph (1862-1940)

1911-1913

John William Fleming (1868-1928)

1914

Joseph Henry Hughes (1857-1917)

1915-1918

Harry William Cater (1869-1945)

1919

Alfred Reginald McDiarmid (1878-1944)

1920-1921

George Dinsdale (1887-1943)

1922-1931

Harry William Cater (1869-1945)

1932-1933

Edmund Fotheringham (1879-1960)

1934-1937

Harry William Cater (1869-1945)

1938-1943

Frederick H. Young (?-?)

1944-1945

Leslie Hill McDorman (1879-1966)

1946-1951

Franklin Truman Williamson (1897-1960)

1952-1955

James A. Creighton (1905-1990)

1956-1957

Stuart Duncan Schultz (1892-1974)

1958-1960

James A. Creighton (1905-1990)

1961-1969

Stephen A. Magnacca (1902-1980)

1970-1974

William Keith “Bill” Wilton (1919-1992)

1975-1977

Elwood Clinton Gorrie (1915-2002)

1977-1978

Gilbert D. Box (1912-1981)

1979-1989

Kenneth John Burgess (1928-2005)

1989-1997

Richard N. Borotsik

1997-2002

Reginald C. Atkinson

2002-2010

David K. Burgess

2010-2014

Shari Decter Hirst

2014-?

Rick Chrest

Police Chiefs

Term

Police Chief

1882-1885

Archibald L. McMillan (c1846-1885)

1886-1890

Peter C. Duncan

1890-1892

John Russell Foster (1853-1941)

1892-1905

James Kirkcaldy (1867-1957)

1905-1912

Watson Hartford Boyd (1860-?)

1912-1914

Edward G. Berry (?-?)

1914-1919

John Esslemont

1919-1923

Joseph Robson Hardy (1890-?)

1923-1947

Harry Bernard Everett (1886-1947)

1947-1963

Thomas Henry “Harry” Collister (1898-1975)

1963-1970

Archibald Charles “Charlie” Goucher (1907-1979)

1970-1979

David Andrew McNamee (1920-2013)

1979-1988

Kenneth Robert “Ken” Elliott (1932-2017)

1989-1995

Brian Grant Parker Scott (1937-2010)

1995-2001

Richard “Dick” Scott

2001-2007

F. Richard Bruce

2007-2013

Keith J. Atkinson

2013-2017

Ian R. Grant

Postmasters

Term

Postmaster

?-1924

Thomas M. Percival (1851-?)

1925-?

William James Munn (1886-1936)

Memorable Manitobans

Search the MHS collection of biographies for ones connected to Brandon:

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Historic Sites

Go here for a list of historic sites in Brandon.

History Books

Go here for a list of history books for Brandon.

Maps

Sources

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

We thank Sandy Jasper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 September 2017

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