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Memorable Manitobans: Harris Taylor Huston (1914-1972)

Farmer, educator.

Born at Rossburn on 5 October 1914, he attended Rossburn School, graduated from the Manitoba Teachers’ College, then taught school for three years before returning to farming. In 1940, he joined in the Royal Canadian Navy and served until 1944, being mentioned in despatches for service during the Normandy landing. Active in community affairs, he was a member of the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission (1956-1960), Manitoba Municipal Affairs Committee, Advisory Committee on Civil Defence, Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Rossburn (1946-1949), and Chair of the Pelly Trail School Division (1961-1963). In 1962 and 1963, he ran for a seat in the House of Commons for the Marquette constituency, being defeated each time by Nicholas J. Mandziuk. He was a member of the Naval Officers Association, Royal Canadian Legion (Rossburn Branch), Rossburn Lions Club, and Fort Garry Lions Club. He died at Rossburn on 18 October 1972 and was buried in the Rossburn Cemetery.


“57 candidates seek 15 seats in Manitoba, N.W. Ontario,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 April 1963, page 10.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 October 1972, page 71.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 November 2017

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