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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.


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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