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Manitoba History No. 89
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Memorable Manitobans: George William McDonald (1875-1950)

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George William McDonald
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Merchant, MLA (1916-1920), MLA (1921-1922), MP (1936-1940).

Born at Lucknow, Ontario on 20 November 1875, son of Donald McDonald and Mary McKenzie, he attended Kinloss (Ontario) Public School and Kincardine (Ontario) High School, after which he taught Kinloss School from 1897 to 1898. He then became an agricultural implement dealer and insurance agent at Boissevain.

Married in 1915, he served as Mayor of Boissevain from 1924 to 1926, and a Councillor from 1929 to 1935. Defeated in the 1914 provincial general election, he was elected to the Manitoba Legislature for Turtle Mountain in 1915, re-elected in 1920 but did not stand in the 1922 election. He was elected to the House of Commons for Souris in 1935, being defeated in 1940. A member of the IOOF, he was past Noble Grand of Boissevain Lodge No. 17. He also belonged to the Masonic Order and was an elder of the Presbyterian Church.

He died at his Boissevain home on 21 April 1950.

Sources:

“G. W. McDonald ex-Liberal MP for Souris dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 April 1950. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 140]

The Canadian Directory of Parliament, 1867-1967, edited by J. K. Johnson, Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa [Library and Archives Canada], 1968.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 June 2018

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