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Manitoba History No. 89
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Memorable Manitobans: George William Johnson (1892-1973)

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George William Johnson
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Butcher, municipal official, MLA (1959-1962).

Born at Stratford, Ontario on 10 July 1892, he moved to the Neepawa district in 1917, moving to Winnipeg the next year. He operated a butcher shop until 1929 when he joined grocery firm of Canada Safeway at its Winnipeg inception, serving in Vancouver from 1947 to 1950 and staying with the company until retirement as Meat Merchandising Manager in 1959. Defeated in the 1958 provincial general election, he was elected in 1959 to represent the Assiniboia constituency. He was defeated by Steve Patrick at the 1962 general election.

He served on the council of the City of St. James, St. James School Board (20 years), St. James Town Planning Commission, and St. James Chamber of Commerce. He was manager of the St. James Canadiana Hockey Club and a member of the Sturgeon Creek United Church and the Masons (St. James Lodge No. 121).

He died at Winnipeg on 26 April 1973 and was buried in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 April 1973, page 39.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 April 2018

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