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Memorable Manitobans: Siegfried John Enns

Social worker, MP (1962-1963), MP (1963-1965), MP (1966-1968).

Born in Southern Russia on 26 April 1924, son of John Herman Enns and Agathe Unruh, brother of Harry J. Enns, he attended Daniel McIntyre Collegiate and the University of Manitoba. He became a social worker at Portage la Prairie, served with the UNRRA in Poland, Ethiopia and China (1946-1947), Executive Director of the Children’s Aid Society of Central Manitoba (1958-1962), and Chairman of the Management Committee of the Winnipeg School Board (1960-1962). On 14 May 1949, he married Vera Loewen (?-?). He was elected to the House of Commons for Portage-Neepawa in 1962, was re-elected in 1963 and 1965, but was defeated in 1968.

Sources:

The Canadian Directory of Parliament, 1867-1967, edited by J. K. Johnson, Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa [Library and Archives Canada], 1968.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 November 2017

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