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Memorable Manitobans: Raymond Mitchell (1897-1984)

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Raymond Mitchell
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Farmer, municipal official, MLA (1950-1953), MLA (1954-1957).

Born in the RM of Strathclair on 6 October 1897, son of Samuel Mitchell and Alphretta Martin, he was educated at Grandview and worked as a farmer and rancher. After serving for a period as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Grandview, he was elected President of the Union of Manitoba Municipalities in 1949, resigning mid-way through a two-year term to seek election to the Manitoba Legislature. He served two terms. On 23 June 1926, he married Annie Britton (?-?) and they had six children. He was a member of Manitoba Pool Elevators, United Grain Growers Association, and Grandview United Church. He died at Grandview on 15 June 1984 and was buried in the Grandview Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 June 1984, page 41.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 September 2017

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