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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick Donald MacKenzie (1882-1970)

Soldier, educator, MP (1936-1940), MP (1940-1945).

Born at Presqu’ile, Ontario on 18 December 1882, son of Donald MacKenzie and Christina Kaiser, he attended Owen Sound Collegiate and Queen’s University (BA), and served overseas with the Queen’s University Hospital Unit from 1915 to 1916 in Egypt and the Dardanelles, and as a Lieutenant with the Canadian Field Artillery from 1916 to 1919. After the war, he became a teacher and served as the Principal of Woodhaven School (1923-1924), Westbourne School (1927-1928), Teulon School (1928-1931), and Neepawa School (1931-1935). On 12 March 1921, he married a Miss Robertson. He was elected to the House of Commons for Neepawa in 1935 and was re-elected in 1940, but was defeated in 1945. He died at Ottawa, Ontario on 13 October 1970.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hall House (516 Brown Avenue, Neepawa)


The Canadian Directory of Parliament, 1867-1967, edited by J. K. Johnson, Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa [Library and Archives Canada], 1968.

We thank Connor Mah and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 July 2021

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