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Manitoba History No. 88
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Memorable Manitobans: William Obadiah “Obie” Baizley (1917-2000)

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William Obadiah Baizley
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Chiropractor, MLA (1959-1962), MLA (1963-1966), MLA (1966-1969).

Born at Montreal, Quebec on 25 May 1917, son of William and Esther Baizley, the family came to Winnipeg when he was an infant and settled in the family home and grocery store in St. Vital. He attended Provencher High School and graduated from the Lincoln Chiropractic College in Indianapolis, Indiana in the spring of 1937. Later that year, he commenced practising chiropractic at the Monroe Clinic. There, he met his future wife Jessie and they were married on 29 April 1939, at Stonewall. They subsesquently had three children. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. He was active in community affairs, serving as President of the Riverview United Church Fellowship, Riverview Home and School Association, Riverview Community Club, Winnipeg Kinsmen Club and Manitoba Chiropractic Association. He was an Honorary Life Member of the Winnipeg Kinsmen Club, the Manitoba Chiropractic Association and the Canadian Chiropractic Association. In 1959 he was elected to the Manitoba Legislature for the Osborne constituency and was re-elected in 1962 and 1966. He served in the cabinets of Premiers Roblin and Weir from 1964 to 1969 in the portfolios of Labour (1963-1968), Municipal Affairs (1968-1969), and Northern Affairs (1968-1969). Defeated in the 1969 general election, he served as Chairman of the Manitoba Labour Relations Board in the late 1970s. He died at Winnipeg on 3 May 2000.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 May 2000.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 January 2018

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