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Memorable Manitobans: Anton Bernard Weselak (1918-1989)

Lawyer, MP (1953-1957).

Born at Beausejour, Manitoba on 11 February 1918, son of William Weselak and Mary Strecker, he attended Beausejour Collegiate, St. Paul’s College and the Manitoba Law School (LLB). He married Goldie Irene Whincup on 11 February 1942. He was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1948 and established a law practice at Beausejour. He was an RCAF instructor from 1942 to 1945, Municipal Solicitor for Beausejour from 1949 to 1955. He was elected to the House of Commons for Springfield in 1953, defeated in 1957. He died on 17 January 1989.

Sources:

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

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