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Memorable Manitobans: William Homer Hamilton (1913-1997)

Farmer, MLA (1959-1962), MLA (1963-1966), MLA (1966-1969).

Born on 6 February 1913 at Carman, Manitoba, son of John Love Hamilton and Sadie Louise Kilpatrick, he was educated at Sperling High School and Dominion Business College (Winnipeg). On 28 October 1940 he married Helen June Wickend, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Wickend of Saltcoats, Saskatchewan. They had three children: Sherryl Janis, John David, and Joanne Louise. He was Drainage Maintenance Superintendent for the Rural Municipality of Dufferin from 1946 to the 1960s and a Trustee of the Sperling Cons. School from 1951 to the 1960s. He was a Progressive Cconservative candidate for Dufferin in the 1958 provincial election but was defeated. He was first elected to the Manitoba Legislature at the 1959 general election, re-elected in 1962 and 1966. Progressive Conservative. United Church. Address: Sperling, Manitoba.

He died on 29 September 1997.


The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1960.

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

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