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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.


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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