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Memorable Manitobans: Arnold Keith Alexander (1921-1973)

Pilot, farmer, cleric, MLA (1958-1959), MLA (1959-1962), MLA (1963-1966).

Born at Russell and educated at Tummel School and the University of Manitoba, he served with the Canadian Armed Forces as a pilot from 1941 to 1954. Following his discharge he farmed in the Tummel district until 1969. In 1970 he became a full-time lay minister for the United Church of Canada and, until shortly before his death, served the Benito-Kenville pastoral charge. He was a member of the Manitoba Legislature from 1957 to 1965 as the Conservative representative for the Roblin constituency. He was a member of the Masons and the Royal Canadian Legion. He died at Kenville on 18 December 1972 and was buried in the Tummel Deer Park Cemetery.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 January 1973, page 33.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 March 2016

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