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Memorable Manitobans: George Henry Bradbury (1859-1925)

Brick maker, MP (1908-1911), MP (1911-1917), Senator.

Born Hamilton, Ontario on 25 June 1859, son of Irish immigrants William Murray Bradbury and Matilda Morrow, he was educated at Ottawa. He came to Manitoba in 1881 and did general contracting work, later joining the firm of Walkey and Burrows and, in 1883, joined the Northwest Lumber Company as managing director. In 1906 he helped to established the Manitoba Brick Company at Selkirk. He was Managing Director of the Silica Pressed Brick Company. He served with Boulton’s Scouts during the 1885 North West Rebellion. In 1908, he was elected to the House of Commons for the Selkirk constituency, being re-elected in 1911. He served as a Lieutenant-Colonel with the 108th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War (1915-1916). He was appointed to the Senate in December 1917. He died at Ottawa, Ontario on 6 September 1925.

See also:

MHS Resources: Manitoba Bricks and Blocks: People

Sources:

Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

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

“Senator Bradbury, of Selkirk, Man., dies in Ottawa after long illness,” Manitoba Free Press, 7 September 1925. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B8]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 May 2019

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