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Memorable Manitobans: Reginald Otto Lissaman (1908-1974)

Click to enlargeMLA (1950-1953), MLA (1954-1957), MLA (1958-1959), MLA (1959-1962), MLA (1963-1966), MLA (1966-1969).

Born on 24 April 1908 in Brandon, Manitoba, he was first elected to the Manitoba Legislature at a by-election on 21 January 1952, re-elected at the 1953 general election. In 1967, he returned a Canadian Centennial Medal that he had been given earlier that year, in protest for the medal having also been given to Quebec separatists. He died on 14 August 1974, a few weeks after being inducted into the Manitoba Order of the Buffalo Hunt for his efforts in the development of the International Peace Garden.

Sources:

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1956.

“No source of pride”, The Roblin Review, 23 November 1967, page 4.

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

“Tribute paid to former Brandon MLA”, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 August 1974. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B16, page 246]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 July 2012

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