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Manitoba History No. 89
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Memorable Manitobans: Leonard A. Barkman (1920-1979)

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Leonard A. Barkman
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Merchant, municipal official, MLA (1963-1966), MLA (1966-1969), MLA (1969-1973).

Born at Steinbach on 12 July 1920, he owned and operated dealerships for International Harvester Implements, General Motors, and appliances. He served on the Steinbach town council from 1959 to 1958, was Mayor of Steinbach was 1959 to 1970, and was an MLA for three terms, being elected in 1962, re-elected in 1966 and 1969, and defeated in 1973. He was an auctioneer and had a hobby farm. In 1974, he received a Good Citizenship Award from the Tourist and Convention Association of Manitoba. He died at Steinbach on 5 January 1979 and was buried in the Steinbach Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 January 1979, page 109.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 January 2019

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