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Memorable Manitobans: Richard R. Knox (1863-1947)

Business executive, civil servant.

Born at Carleton Place, Ontario on 17 October 1863, he came to Manitoba in 1888 and farmed near Dominion City for five years. He moved to Winnipeg in 1893 and joined the staff of the Winnipeg Electric Company, rising to become assistant to the General Manager prior to his retirement. He was active in public life since 1908. He was a member of the Winnipeg School Board for 22 years, serving as Chairman in 1916 and 1917. He contested the North Winnipeg constituency in the federal election of 1926 and became a member of the Winnipeg Parks Board in 1931, serving as Chairman in 1934 and 1935. He ran for city council in 1937. He retired from civil service in December 1946, after 35 years of continuous service. He died at Winnipeg on 14 September 1947 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“R. Knox retires from city board,” Winnipeg Tribune, 28 December 1946. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

“Richard Knox, civic leader, dies at 84,” Winnipeg Tribune, 15 September 1947. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 June 2019

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