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Memorable Manitobans: Lemuel Harris (1907-1996)

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Lemuel Harris
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MLA (1959-1962), MLA (1963-1966), MLA (1966-1969).

Born in Wales on 15 December 1907, he came to Canada at a young age and worked at the Burns meat packing plant in Winnipeg until his retirement. Elected to the Manitoba Legislature in 1959, he was re-elected in the 1962 and 1966 general elections. On 30 January 1937, he married Esther Weiss (1912-2001) and they had a son and a daughter. He died at Winnipeg on 24 July 1996 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 July 1996, page 27.

Obituary [Esther Harris], Winnipeg Free Press, 30 April 2001.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Oliver Bernuetz.

Page revised: 19 March 2021

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