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Memorable Manitobans: John Graham (1864-1951)

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John Graham
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Farmer, MLA (1914-1915), MLA (1916-1920).

Born at Selkirkshire, Scotland on 9 March 1864, son of William Graham and Lillias Riddell, he was educated at Aslekirk, Selkirk and Heciot Midlothian, Scotland. He came to Canada in 1890. On 21 November 1892, he married Elizabeth Heattie (?-1946), daughter of Thomas Heattie, of Selkirk, Scotland. He had one son, William T. Graham. He bought a stock farm near Carberry where he raised Clydesdale and Hackney horses, Angus and Shorthorn cattle, and Oxford and Suffolk sheep. He served as Vice-President for Manitoba on the Board of the Clydesdale Horse Association of Canada for many years. He was also a Director on many Boards of the Live Stock Associations in Manitoba. Presbyterian. He was elected to the Manitoba Legislature at the 1914 general election, being re-elected in 1915, but defeated in 1920. He died at his home in St. Vital on 7 November 1951 and was buried in Carberry Cemetery.


The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1915.

“Former MLA, John Graham dies at age 87,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 November 1951. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 June 2018

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