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Manitoba History No. 88
Manitoba
History

No. 88

Lieutenant Governor's History Award
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Governor's
History
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War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Edwin Arnold Hansford (1895-1959)

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Edwin Arnold Hansford
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Railwayman, MLA (1946-1949), MLA (1950-1953).

Born on a farm in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia in 1895, he served overseas in the First World War for 4 1/2 years, being severely wounded and spending several months in hospital before being discharged. Employed with Canadian National Railways. Member of the Norwood-St. Boniface Branch Canadian Legion, B.E.S.L., Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Alderman for the City of St. Boniface from 1931 to 1945. Former Provincial Chairman Manitoba CCF and member of the Provincial Executive. Candidate for St. Boniface in the 1930 and 1935 federal general elections but was defeated each time. He was a Co-operative Commonwealth Federation candidate for St. Boniface in the 1941 provincial general election but was defeated. First elected to the Manitoba Legislature at the 1945 general election, in 1948 he succeeded S. J. Farmer as leader of the Manitoba CCF Party, relinquishing the position three years later to Lloyd Stinson. Re-elected provincially in 1949, he was elected Mayor of St. Boniface in 1953, replacing George C. MacLean. He died at Winnipeg on 12 March 1959.

Sources:

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1947.

“Former CCF leader, St. Boniface mayor, E. A. Hansford dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 March 1959, page 9.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 July 2018

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