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Memorable Manitobans: John McDowell (1894-1980)

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John McDowell
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Grain dealer, MLA (1946-1949), MLA (1950-1953), MLA (1954-1957).

Born at Greenock, Scotland on 16 September 1894, son of John McDowell and Janet Shaw, he came to Canada in 1895 and was educated at Toronto, Ontario. During the First World War, he served with the Royal Flying Corps. He was President of the McDowell Grain Company and Ridgewood Development Company, and President of the Board of Governors of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange and the Shriners’ Hospital for Crippled Children. First elected to the Manitoba Legislature in 1945, he resigned in June 1949 to run federally in the Selkirk constituency but was defeated by “Scottie” Bryce. He was re-elected at the 1949 Manitoba general election. He was a member of the Masons, Khartum Shriners, and Winnipeg Progressive Conservative Club. He died at the King George Hospital on 10 June 1980 and was buried in the Kildonan Presbyterian Cemetery.

Sources:

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1951.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 June 1980, page 70.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 March 2017

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