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Manitoba History No. 89

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Memorable Manitobans: John Henry Edmison (1875-1932)

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John Henry Edmison
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Physician, MLA (1923-1927), MLA (1927-1932).

Born at Waterdown, Ontario on 5 April 1875, son of Reverend Henry Edmison and Mrs. Edmison, brother-in-law of H. G. Pickard, he was educated at Owen Sound Collegiate and Queen’s University before coming to Manitoba in the 1890s. He graduated from the Manitoba Medical College and practiced for several years at Dunrea before moving to Brandon in 1908. He served as medical examiner for a number of insurance companies and, in 1931, was President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba.

On 3 April 1901, he married May Adelaide McMillan (?-1930). They had two sons and two daughters. In 1923, he was elected as an Independent to represent Brandon in the Manitoba Legislature and was re-elected in 1927, serving until his death. He was a member of the AF & AM, Knight of Pythias, Sons of England, and the Presbyterian Church.

He died at his home in Brandon on 22 March 1932 and was buried in Brandon Cemetery.


Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

“J. H. Edmison, legislator and physician, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 22 March 1932. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 June 2018

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