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Memorable Manitobans: Beresford Robert Richards (1914-1982)

Click to enlargeMining engineer, MLA (1941-1945), MLA (1946-1949).

Born at Aeignmouth, Cornwall, England on 26 August 1914, son of Beresford Walter Richards and Eileen Margaret Steel, he came to Canada in 1921 and was educated at Athabasca, Alberta and the University of Alberta (BSc, Mining Engineering). On 19 December 1940, he married Mabel Muriel Lindgren, daughter of Henry and Margaret Lindgren, of Biggar, Saskatchewan. They had four children: Eileen Margaret Richards, Anna Christine Richards, Virgina Lee Richards, and Grant Beresford Richards. He was elected to the Manitoba Legislature at a by-election in August 1943, replacing John Bracken. He was re-elected at the 1945 general election. C.C.F. Anglican.

He died at Prince Albert, Saskatchewan on 18 May 1982.

Sources:

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1947.

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

We thank Virginia Richards for providing additional information used in this profile.

Page revised: 8 February 2010

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