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Memorable Manitobans: Irving Moffat Cleghorn (1863-1929)

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Irving Moffat Cleghorn
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Physician, MLA (1927-1929).

Born at Moffat, Scotland on 22 August 1863, his family emigrated to Canada where he was four years of age and settled at Wingham, Ontario. He came to Manitoba as a youth and graduated from the Manitoba Medical College in 1894. He then opened a medical practice at Baldur where he remained for the rest of his life. In 1927 he ran successfully for a seat in the Manitoba Legislature, where he took special interest in matters relating to public health and education. He died at his home in Baldur on 14 November 1929 and was buried in the Baldur Cemetery.

Sources:

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1929.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Dr. Cleghorn, member for Mountain, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 November 1929. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B8]

“Dr. I. M. Cleghorn expires at Baldur,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 November 1929, page 8.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 June 2018

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