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Memorable Manitobans: Members of the Twenty-Sixth Legislative Assembly of Manitoba (1959-1962)

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The Assembly was elected at a general election on 14 May 1959.

Session

Opening

Prorogation

Dissolution

1

9 June 1959

4 August 1959

 

2

19 January 1960

26 March 1960

 

3

14 February 1961

20 April 1961

 

4

16 October 1961

20 October 1961

 

5

15 February 1962

1 May 1962

9 November 1962

Legislative Assembly Staff

Position

Name

Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba

1959-05-14: John Stewart McDiarmid (1882-1965)

1960-01-15: Errick French Willis (1896-1967)

Speaker of the Legislative Assembly

Abram William Harrison (1898-1979)

Deputy Speaker and Chairman
of the Committee of the Whole

William George Martin (1886-1973)

Clerk of the Legislative Assembly

Charland Prud’homme (1904-1988)

Sergeant-at-Arms

George Milne (?-?)
Frank Skinner

Executive Council

Position

Name

Premier, President of the Council,
Provincial Treasurer and
Minister of Federal-Provincial Relations

Dufferin Roblin

Attorney-General

Sterling Rufus Lyon

Minister of Agriculture

1959-05-14: Errick French Willis (1896-1967)

Minister of Agriculture and Conservation

1959-08-07: George Henry Wilson Hutton (1922-1976)

Minister of Education

Stewart Edgertson McLean (1913-1996)

Minister of Health and Public Welfare

1959-05-14: George Johnson (1920-1995)

Minister of Health

1961-10-25: George Johnson (1920-1995)

Minister of Welfare

1961-10-25: John Aaron Christianson (1923-2010)

Minister of Labour

1959-05-14: John William McLeod Thompson (1908-1986)

1959-12-21: John Benson “Jack” Carroll (1921-1986)

Minister of Mines and Natural Resources

1959-05-14: Edward Gurney Vaux Evans (1907-1987)

1959-08-07: Charles Hubert Witney (1919-1991)

Minister of Municipal Affairs

1959-05-14: John William McLeod Thompson (1908-1986)

1959-12-21: Maurice E. Ridley (1912-1960)

1961-10-25: Walter Cox-Smith Weir (1929-1985)

Minister of Public Utilities

1959-05-14: John Benson “Jack” Carroll (1921-1986)

Minister of Public Works

1959-05-14: Errick French Willis (1896-1967)

1959-12-21: John William McLeod Thompson (1908-1986)

1962-11-05: Walter Cox-Smith Weir (1929-1985)

Provincial Secretary

1959-05-14: Marcel Boulic (1916-1959)

1959-10-01: John Benson “Jack” Carroll (1921-1986)

1959-12-21: Edward Gurney Vaux Evans (1907-1987)

Members, Constituencies, and Political Affiliations

Arnold Keith Alexander
Arnold Keith Alexander

(Roblin, PC)

Obie Baizley
William Obadiah Baizley

(Osborne, PC)

Oscar F. Bjornson
Oscar Ferdinand Bjornson

(Lac du Bonnet, PC)

Marcel Boulic
Marcel Boulic

(Cypress,
1959-05-14: PC)

Douglas Lloyd Campbell
Douglas Lloyd Campbell

(Lakeside,
1959-05-14: Liberal-Progressive,
1961-04-19: Liberal)

John Benson Carroll
John Benson Carroll

(The Pas, PC)

John Aaron Christianson
John Aaron Christianson

(Portage la Prairie, PC)

John Gordon Cobb
John Gordon Cobb

(Arthur, PC,
1959-05-14)

Albert Henry Corbett
Albert Henry Corbett

(Swan River, PC)

James Cowan
James Cowan

(Winnipeg Centre, PC)

Laurent L. Desjardins
Laurent Louis Desjardins

(St. Boniface,
1959-05-14: Liberal-Progressive,
1961-04-19: Liberal)

Edward Ingo Dow
Edward Ingo Dow

(Turtle Mountain,
1959-11-26: Liberal-Progressive,
1961-04-19: Liberal)

Edward Gurney Vaux Evans
Edward Gurney Vaux Evans

(Winnipeg South, PC)

Thelma B. Forbes
Thelma Bessie Forbes

(Cypress,
1959-11-26: PC )

Jacob M. Froese
Jacob M. Froese

(Rhineland,
1959-11-26: Social Credit)

Morris A. Gray
Morris A. Gray

(Inkster,
1959-05-14: CCF,
1961-11-04: NDP)

Frederick Groves
Frederick Groves

(St. Vital, PC)

Elman Keisler Guttormson
Elman Keisler Guttormson

(St. George,
1959-05-14: Liberal-Progressive,
1961-04-19: Liberal)

William Homer Hamilton
William Homer Hamilton

(Dufferin, PC)

Lemuel Harris
Lemuel Harris

(Logan,
1959-05-14: CCF,
1961-11-04: NDP)

Abram William Harrison
Abram William Harrison

(Rock Lake, PC)

John Martin Hawryluk
John Martin Hawryluk

(Burrows,
1959-05-14: CCF,
1961-11-04: NDP)

Thomas Paterson Hillhouse
Thomas Paterson Hillhouse

(Selkirk,
1959-05-14: Liberal-Progressive,
1961-04-19: Liberal)

Michael Nicholas Hryhorczuk
Michael Nicholas Hryhorczuk

(Ethelbert,
1959-05-14: Liberal-Progressive,
1961-04-19: Liberal)

George Henry Wilson Hutton
George Henry Wilson Hutton

(Rockwood-Iberville, PC)

John Evinn Ingebrigtson
John Evinn Ingebrigtson

(Churchill, PC)

Joseph Ernest Jeannotte
Joseph Ernest Jeannotte

(Rupertsland, PC)

George Johnson
George Johnson

(Gimli, PC)

George William Johnson
George William Johnson

(Assiniboia, PC)

Fred T. Klym
Fred Theodore Klym

(Springfield, PC)

Reginald Otto Lissaman
Reginald Otto Lissaman

(Brandon City, PC)

Sterling Rufus Lyon
Sterling Rufus Lyon

(Fort Garry, PC)

William George Martin
William George Martin

(St. Matthews, PC)

Malcolm Earl McKellar
Malcolm Earl McKellar

(Souris-Lansdowne, PC)

Stewart Edgertson McLean
Stewart Edgertson McLean

(Dauphin, PC)

William Conrad Miller
William Conrad Miller

(Rhineland,
1959-05-14: Liberal-Progressive)

Gildas Laurent Molgat
Gildas Laurent Molgat

(Ste. Rose,
1959-05-14: Liberal-Progressive,
1961-04-19: Liberal)

Carolyne Alexandra Morrison
Carolyne Alexandra Morrison

(Pembina,
1960-12-09: PC)

David Orlikow
David Orlikow

(St. Johns,
1959-05-14: CCF,
1961-11-04: NDP)

Andrew Russell Paulley
Andrew Russell Paulley

(Kildonan-Transcona,
1959-05-14: CCF,
1961-11-04: NDP)

Steve Peters
Steve Peters

(Elmwood,
1959-05-14: CCF,
1961-11-04: NDP)

Edmund Prefontaine
Edmond Prefontaine

(Carillon,
1959-05-14: Liberal-Progressive,
1961-04-19: Liberal )

Anthony John Reid
Anthony John Reid

(Kildonan,
1959-05-14: CCF,
1961-11-04: NDP)

Maurice Ridley
Maurice Ridley

(Pembina,
1959-05-14: PC)

Stanley Carl Roberts
Stanley Carl Roberts

(La Verendrye,
1959-05-14: Liberal-Progressive,
1961-04-19: Liberal)

Dufferin Roblin
Dufferin Roblin

(Winnipeg South, PC)

William Blakeman Scarth
William Blakeman Scarth

(River Heights, PC)

Edward Richard Schreyer
Edward Richard Schreyer

(Brokenhead,
1959-05-14: CCF,
1961-11-04: NDP)

Richard Harry Seaborn
Richard Harry Seaborn

(Wellington, PC)

Harold Proctor Shewman
Harold Proctor Shewman

(Morris, PC)

Nelson M. Shoemaker
Nelson M. Shoemaker

(Gladstone,
1959-05-14: Liberal-Progressive,
1961-04-19: Liberal)

Robert Gordon Smellie
Robert Gordon Smellie

(Birtle-Russell, PC)

Douglas Moncreiff Stanes
Douglas Moncreiff Stanes

(St. James, PC)

Barry Peill Strickland
Barry Peill Strickland

(Hamiota, PC)

John Peter Tanchak
John Peter Tanchak

(Emerson,
1959-05-14: Liberal-Progressive,
1961-04-19: Liberal)

John William McLeod Thompson
John William McLeod Thompson

(Virden, PC)

Peter Wagner
Peter Wagner

(Fisher,
1959-05-14: CCF,
1961-11-04: NDP)

James Douglas Watt
James Douglas Watt

(Arthur, PC,
1959-11-26 )

Walter Cox-Smith Weir
Walter Cox-Smith Weir

(Minnedosa, PC)

Errick French Willis
Errick French Willis

(Turtle Mountain,
1959-05-14: PC)

Charles H. Witney
Charles Hubert Witney

(Flin Flon, PC)

Arthur Edgar Wright
Arthur Edgar Wright

(Seven Oaks,
1959-05-14: CCF,
1961-11-04: NDP)

 

 

Sources:

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Cory Schreyer.

Page revised: 17 May 2017

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