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Memorable Manitobans: George Allison Grierson (1867-1931)

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George Allison Grierson
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Educator, financial agent, municipal official, MLA (1914-1915), MLA (1916-1920), MLA (1921-1922),

Born at Brantford, Ontario on 11 April 1867, son of George Grierson and Margaret Edmundson, both of Scotch descent. He was educated at Brantford (Ontario) and Winnipeg. He taught at the Minnedosa South School for 16 years, was a councillor for the town of Minnedosa, and the Mayor of Minnedosa from 1914 to 1915. He was a candidate in the 1911 federal general election, for Marquette constituency, but was defeated by W. J. Roche. He was first elected to the Manitoba Legislature in the 1914 general election and was re-elected in 1915 and 1920, serving as Minister of Public Works (1917-1921). On 28 December 1892, he married Christina Matheson, daughter of Samuel Matheson, of Kildonan. He died at Minnedosa on 18 October 1931.

Sources:

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1915.

“Hon. G. A. Grierson dies at Minnedosa,” Manitoba Free Press, 19 October 1931, page 1.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (deceased), Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 June 2018

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