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Memorable Manitobans: Longest-Serving Municipal Reeves and Mayors

Below is a ranked list of the longest-serving municipal Reeves and Mayors in Manitoba’s history:

Rank

Reeve / Mayor

Municipality

Period

1

Frederick John Gould (1870-1967)

Woodworth

1918-1962

2

Kenneth William Campbell “K.C.” Fergusson (1894-1973)

Great Falls

1928-1971

3

Jacob Single

Glenella

1937-1975

4

Edwin Henry “Harry” Armstrong (1889-1964)

Shellmouth

1926-1963

T. W. Pentland

Elton

1938-1975

5

David R. Finkelstein (1880-1952)

Tuxedo

1915-1951

William H. “Bill” McKitrick

Crystal City

1978-2014

6

Charles Edmund Ivens (1860-1946)

Wallace

1908-1943

7

Kari Byron (1892-1973)

Coldwell

1931-1965

Albert Thomas “Ab” Chapman (1918-2013)

Daly

1958-1992

8

Michael Stephen Antonation (1913-1985)

Shoal Lake

1952-1985

John Foster

Lansdowne

1912-1945

Rene L. Maillard

Ste. Rose du Lac

1981-2014

Ralph J. Wang

Edward

1981-2014

9

John Potoski (1903-1983)

Dauphin

1948-1980

10

Percy Beachell (1874-1969)

Rosser

1922-1953

Felix Fitzpatrick

Riverside

1936-1967

Earl Vincent “Bud” Fossay (c1920-2004)

Cartier

1958-1989

Oswald Morton McKay (1891-?)

Whitehead

1936-1967

Edward Peltz

Woodlands

1970-2001

Kenneth David Rapley (1911-2002)

Strathclair

1952-1983

See also:

MHS Resources: Manitoba’s Municipal History

MHS Centennial Organization: Union of Manitoba Municipalities - Manitoba Association of Urban Municipalities - Association of Manitoba Municipalities

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 December 2017

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