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Memorable Manitobans: William Albert Pommer (1895-1971)

Dentist, MP (1953-1957).

Born at Virden on 15 May 1895, son of Christian Pommer, he attended Brandon Collegiate, Northwestern University (Chicago) and the University of Toronto (DDS). He practiced dentistry at Manitou, and served with the Dental Corps of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. On 26 January 1921, he married Grace Raddick (1898-1979) and they had two daughters. He was Mayor of Manitou from 1932 to 1948, and Vice-President of the Manitoba Liberal Association. He was elected to the House of Commons for Lisgar in 1953, defeated in 1957. He returned to dental practice at Winnipeg, where he died on 5 November 1971.

Sources:

The Canadian Directory of Parliament, 1867-1967, edited by J. K. Johnson, Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa [Library and Archives Canada], 1968.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 November 1971, page 46.

Obituary [Grace Caroline Pommer], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 July 1979, page 51.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 November 2017

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