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Memorable Manitobans: Albert Harold “Bert” Corbett (1887-1983)

Engineer, MLA (1958-1959), MLA (1959-1962).

Born in the Rural Municipality of Springfield (Manitoba) on 29 December 1887, the fifth child of William Henry Corbett, he obtained a degree in civil engineering from the University of Manitoba. On 1 December 1915, he married Lillian Caroline Munroe of Portage la Prairie (1894-1971). He is given credit for the construction, between 1924 and 1951, of the first major highway between Dauphin and Swan River, for the Mafeking to The Pas highway, and for the highway between The Pas and Flin Flon. In 1958 he was elected Conservative MLA for Swan River. He died at Swan River on 14 April 1983 and was survived by his three children, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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This profile was prepared by Marilyn Boyle.

Page revised: 28 January 2009

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