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Memorable Manitobans: James Thomas Mills (1914-1997)

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James Thomas Mills
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Merchant, realtor, MLA (1963-1966).

Born at Winnipeg on 22 June 1914, he operated a chain of clothing stores (House of Mark Mills Ladies Wear) from 1947 until he moved to Victoria, British Columbia in 1968. There he became a real estate agent while managing a Mary Constance Ladies Wear store. He served as a Winnipeg city councillor, President of the Greater Winnipeg Election Committee, and a member of the Manitoba Legislature (elected by four votes in 1962, defeated in 1966). He was active in the Rotary Club, Knights of Columbus, Toastmasters International, and the Progressive Conservative Association of Manitoba. He died at Victoria, BC on 15 February 1997.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 February 1997, page 33.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 January 2018

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