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Memorable Manitobans: Arnold Keith Alexander (1921-1973)

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

Born at Russell in 1921 and educated at Tummel School and the University of Manitoba, he served as a pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1941 to 1954. Following his military 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. Elected to the Manitoba Legislature as the Progressive Conservative representative for the Roblin constituency in the 1958 provincial election, he was re-elected in 1959 and 1962. 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 Deer Park Cemetery.


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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 January 2018

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