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Memorable Manitobans: Gabriel J. Girard (1935-2006)

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Gabriel J. Girard
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Educator, businessman, MLA (1969-1973).

Born at St. Eustache on 14 September 1935, he worked as a teacher, serving as the Principal of Dominion City School (1961-1966) and Superintendent of the White Horse Plain School Division (1973-1975). He also sold real estate, managed a farm equipment dealership, and operated a machine shop. Defeated in the 1966 provincial general election, he was elected to the Manitoba Legislature in 1969, representing the Emerson constituency. He did not stand for re-election in the 1973 election. He served on the St. Boniface School Division Board and was a member of the Manitoba Public Schools Finance Board. He died at Winnipeg on 4 February 2006.

Sources:

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Treasures of Time: The Rural Municipality of Cartier, 1914-1984 by RM of Cartier, c1985. [Legislative Library of Manitoba, F5648.C37 Tre]

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 February 2006, page 31.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (deceased), Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 December 2017

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