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Memorable Manitobans: Anita Schwartz Neville

Civil servant, MP, Lieutenant Governor.

Born at Winnipeg on 22 July 1942, daughter of Faye and Harold Schwartz (1914-1987), she received a BA degree in Political Science from the University of Manitoba. She worked as a consultant for the provincial government and for several governmental and non-governmental agencies.

She was a Liberal candidate for the River Heights constituency in the 1995 provincial general election but was defeated. Later that year, she was elected as a trustee for the Winnipeg School Division. Elected in the 2000 federal general election, she was re-elected in 2004 and 2008 but defeated in 2011. She was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba in 2022.

In recognition of her community service, she received a Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002) and a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012).

Former wife of William Franklin Wymark “Bill” Neville with whom she had three daughters.

Sources:

Birth announcement [Sarah Elizabeth Moyse Neville], Winnipeg Free Press, 6 August 1969, page 21.

Obituary [Harold Schwartz], Winnipeg Free Press, 8 July 1987, page 58.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 August 2022

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