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Memorable Manitobans: George Robson Muir (1903-1970)

Farmer, MP (1957-1958), MP (1958-1962), MP (1962-1963), MP (1963-1965), MP (1966-1968), MP (1968-1970).

Born at Margaret on 1 May 1903, son of Duncan Muir and Lydia Jane Wilson, he attended Roland High School and Success Business College (Winnipeg) then farmed in the Roland area. On 14 July 1934, he married Emily Louise Lewarton (?-?). He was a candidate in the 1949 provincial general election and he was President of the Manitoba Progressive Conservative Association from 1952 to 1954. He was elected to the House of Commons for Lisgar in 1957, and was re-elected in 1958, 1962, 1963, 1965, and 1968. He died while in office on 26 August 1970.

Sources:

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

“Long-term MP for Lisgar dies at 67,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 August 1970.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 July 2018

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