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Memorable Manitobans: Lemuel Harris (1907-1996)

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Lemuel Harris
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MLA (1959-1962), MLA (1963-1966), MLA (1966-1969).

Born in Wales on 15 December 1907, he came to Canada at a young age and worked at the Burns meat packing plant in Winnipeg until his retirement. Elected to the Manitoba Legislature in 1959, he was re-elected in the 1962 and 1966 general elections. On 30 January 1937, he married Esther Weiss (1912-2001) and they had a son and a daughter. He died at Winnipeg on 24 July 1996 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 July 1996, page 27.

Obituary [Esther Harris], Winnipeg Free Press, 30 April 2001.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Oliver Bernuetz.

Page revised: 19 March 2021

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