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Memorable Manitobans: Henry John Einarson (1918-1992)

Farmer, MLA (1966-1969), MLA (1969-1973), MLA (1973-1977), MLA (1977-1981).

Born at Glenboro on 11 September 1918, son of Goodie Einarson and Maria Sigvaldason, during the Second World War he served with Canadian forces overseas between 1941 and 1946. After the war he took up farming. He was first elected to the Manitoba Legislature at the 1966 general election, representing the Rock Lake constituency. He was re-elected in 1969, 1973, and 1977 elections but did not stand for re-election in 1981 when his constituency was absorbed into those for Gladstone and Turtle Mountain. He was a founding board member of the Manitoba Centennial Corporation (1963). In recognition of his community service, he received a Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (1977). He died at his home in Glenboro on 8 January 1992 and was buried in Glenboro Cemetery.


“These Manitobans will help plan centennial,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 September 1963, page 9.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 January 1992, page 44.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 October 2021

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