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Manitoba History No. 89
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Memorable Manitobans: Oddur Olafson (1888-1972)

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Oddur Olafson
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Businessman, MLA (1937-1940).

Born at Riverton on 25 February 1888, son of Olafur Oddson, he was educated at the Riverton Public School. He was President of the Olafson Transportation Company, Winnipeg. On 6 July 1916, he married the daughter of Thomas Bowman of Gunton. They had five children: Pauline Olafson, Carl Olafson, Leslie Olafson, Alda Olafson, and Raymond Olafson. In 1936, he was elected to the Legislature for the Rupertsland constituency, serving a single term, being defeated in the 1945 general election. He was a member of the Lisgar Masonic Lodge No. 2 (Selkirk, Manitoba). He lived at 953 Dorchester Avenue, Winnipeg. He died on 16 December 1972.

Sources:

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1938.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 July 2018

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