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Memorable Manitobans: Peter Arnold Brown (1927-1994)

Farmer, businessman, MLA (1973-1977), MLA (1977-1981), MLA (1982-1986), MLA (1986-1988).

Born on 27 April 1927, son of Isaac J. Brown (1887-1995) and Kathryn Hamm (?-?), he served on the Winkler town council before being elected to the Manitoba Legislature at the 1973 general election, representing the Rhineland constituency. He was re-elected in 1977, 1981, and 1986 but did not seek re-election in 1988. In 1977, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal. On 31 July 1960, he married Katharina H. “Katie” Janzen (1928-2017, remarried to Henry Unger in 2002) at Winkler and, in February 1971, they gained guardianship of two children following their parents’ (his sister and brother-in-law) deaths. He died at Winkler on 5 March 1994 and was buried in the Winkler Cemetery.


Marriage registration [Isaac Brown], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 March 1994, page 46.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (deceased), Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

Obituary [Katharina Brown], Winnipeg Free Press, 30 September 2017 page C10.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 April 2019

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