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Memorable Manitobans: John McDowell (1894-1980)

Click to enlargeGrain dealer, MLA (1946-1949), MLA (1950-1953), MLA (1954-1957).

Born on 16 September 1894, at Greenock, son of John McDowell and Janet Shaw, he came to Canada in 1895 and was educated at Toronto, Ontario. Unmarried. 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 Crippled Children's Hospital (Winnipeg). He was a member of the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War. He was first elected to the Manitoba Legislature in 1945; he resigned to run federally in Selkirk, June 1949, but was defeated. He was re-elected at the 1949 Manitoba general election. Progressive Conservative. Presbyterian.

He died on 10 June 1980.

Sources:

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1951.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 January 2011

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