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Memorable Manitobans: Paul W. Goodman (1905-1959)

Athlete, municipal official.

Born at Selkirk in 1905, he came to Winnipeg in 1924 and entered the electric trade, forming his own company in 1927. He played professional hockey with teams at Providence, Rhode Island and Wichita, Kansas before playing with the Chicago Black Hawks from 1939 to 1941. While a member of the Winnipeg City Council from 1954 to 1959, he served as chairman of the Winnipeg Traffic Commission. He was a trustee of First Lutheran Church, and a member of the Lutheran Church Men’s Club, South Centre Liberal Association, Khartum Temple, and Isaac Brock Community Club. He was a Liberal candidate in the 1958 and 1959 provincial general elections. He suffered a fatal heart attack while attending a public works convention at Seattle, Washington. He died on 1 October 1959 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.


“Alderman Goodman dies, 54,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 October 1959, page 1.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 November 1970, page 40.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 April 2018

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