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Memorable Manitobans: James Aiken (1888-1974)

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Born on 22 July 1888 at Aberdeen, Scotland, son of Alexander Aiken and Jane Anderson Don, he waseducated at Aberdeen Public Schools and Gordon's College, Aberdeen. He came to Canada in 1912. On 29 May 1913 he married Mabel Marguerite Leatham, daughter of James Leatham, of Turriff, Scotland. They had two children: Donald Leatham and Doris Marguerite. He was a trustee of the St. James School Board from 1930 to 1935. He was elected to the Manitoba Legislature at the 1936 general election. C.C.F. Address: 409 Winchester Street, St. James, Manitoba.

He died on 4 November 1974.

Sources:

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1938.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (Deceased), Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

Page revised: 15 June 2008

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