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Memorable Manitobans: Evelyn Foster Shannon (1896-1973)

Click to enlargeInsurance agent, MLA (1937-1940), MLA (1941-1945).

Born in the RM of Saskatchewan (Manitoba) on 14 September 1896, son of Thomas Foster Shannon and Elizabeth H. Reid. He worked as an insurance agent and served as the Mayor of Transcona. He was elected at the 1936 general election to represent the Springfield constituency in the Manitoba Legislature, replacing Clifford Barclay. He was a backbench supporter of the Bracken government.

He died on 26 January 1973 and is commemorated by Evelyn Shannon Place in Winnipeg.

Sources:

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

Page revised: 29 September 2009

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