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Memorable Manitobans: Nicolas Volodymir Bachynsky (1887-1969)

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Nicolas Volodymir Bachynsky
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Educator, MLA (1923-1927), MLA (1927-1932), MLA (1933-1936), MLA (1937-1940), MLA (1941-1945), MLA (1946-1949), MLA (1950-1953), MLA (1954-1957).

Born in Celo Serafinily, Western Ukraine on 16 September 1887, he came to Canada in 1904 and to Manitoba in 1909 to homestead at Fisher Branch. He subsequently attended the Brandon Normal School and taught at Rus School (1914-1915), Wheathill School (1915-1916), Rus School (1917-1918), Dehowa School (1922-1926), and High Plains School (1927-1928). He was elected a MLA in 1922, 1936, 1941, 1946, 1950, and 1954. He was first elected as a member of the United Farmers Movement, became a Progressive in 1927 and was re-elected in 1932, 1936, 1941, 1945, 1949, and 1953. He was Speaker of the House from 1950 to 1958, during the administration of Douglas L. Campbell. He was defeated in the 1958 general election. Bachynsky was active in many Ukrainian organizations. He died on 14 August 1969 and was buried in the Glen Eden Memorial Gardens.


“Under The Golden Boy, Manitoba’s M.L.A.s,” Winnipeg Tribune, 11 March 1943. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9, page 125]

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 October 2019

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