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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.

Sources:

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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