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Memorable Manitobans: Lansing M. Lewis (1854-1927)

Businessman, municipal official.

Born in Quebec, While a resident of Winnipeg, he operated the insurance business Lewis & Kirby in partnership with Walter T. Kirby. He served a term on the Winnipeg city council (1889) and, during the mayoralty of Thomas Ryan, occupied the position of acting mayor on several occasions. He was Aide-de-Camp to two of Manitoba’s Lieutenant-Governors, Joseph Cauchon and James Cox Aikins. His home on Roslyn Road was designed by architect Arthur T. Timewell, in 1887. He married Katie Bate of Ottawa and they had one son, Llewelyn Mostyn Lewis (b 1889). Around 1902, he moved to Montreal where he became active in municipal and community affairs. He was given an honorary doctorate by Bishops College at Lennoxville. He died at Montreal on 23 March 1927.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1891 Canada census, Ancestry.

“Former alderman is dead in Montreal” Newspaper clipping dated 24 March 1927. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B8]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 May 2011

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