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Memorable Manitobans: John William Bracken (1916-2003)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born at Tessier, Saskatchewan on 6 January 1916, nephew of John Bracken, he farmed and worked at the Great Falls Generating Station. In late 1962, he was fired from the latter position as a result of his candidacy for the New Democratic Party in the Lac du Bonnet constituency in the 1962 provincial general election. He was later reinstated. He served as Reeve for the Rural Municipality of Alexander (1975-1977, 1980-1983). He died at Pine Falls on 5 January 2003.


“No cause for dismissal,” Brandon Sun, 1 December 1962, page 4.

“Only local issue could cause upset,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 December 1962, page 32.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 January 2003.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 January 2018

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