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Memorable Manitobans: Hugh Borthwick Morrison (1892-1957)

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Hugh Borthwick Morrison
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Farmer, auctioneer, MLA (1937-1940), MLA (1941-1945), MLA (1946-1949), MLA (1950-1953), MLA (1954-1957).

Born at Kaleida on 16 December 1892, son of Neil A. Morrison (1855-1912) and Matilda Moores (1851-1937), he farmed 450 acres and was a licensed auctioneer. He served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Pembina from 1935 to 1936.

Elected to the Manitoba Legislature in the 1936 general election, he was acclaimed or re-elected in 1941, 1945, 1949, and 1953. On 18 February 1938, he married schoolteacher Carolyne Alexandra McBean. They had no children. He was a keen duck and deer hunter.

He died at Morden on 9 January 1957 and was buried in the Manitou Cemetery.


Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1943.

“Under The Golden Boy, Manitoba’s M.L.A.s,” Winnipeg Tribune, 12 March 1943. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9, page 126]

“MLA for 20 years, H. B. Morrison dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 January 1957, page 1.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (deceased), Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Oliver Bernuetz (Legislative Library of Manitoba) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 January 2021

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