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Memorable Manitobans: Jacob “Jake” Schulz (1901-1983)

Farmer, MP (1957-1958), construction executive.

Born at Friedensthal, Bessarabia, Russia on 12 October 1901, son of Jacob Schulz and Magdalene Schick, he attended the village school and the regional secondary agricultural school at Sarota, Russia. He married Emilie Kelm in 1925 and came to Canada in 1930 to farm in the Dauphin-Grandview region of Manitoba until 1953. He served as Councillor of the Rural Municipality of Grandview from 1945 to 1949, Founding President of the Manitoba Farmers’ Union from 1951 to 1954, and President of the National Farmers’ Union from 1955 to 1956. Defeated in the 1949 provincial general election, he was elected to the House of Commons for Springfield in 1957. He was defeated in 1958 and 1962 general elections, and a 1958 by-election, and became President of the Super Construction Limited at Winnipeg. He died on 14 August 1983. In 2010, he was inducted posthumously into the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame.


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

Biographical sketch, PARLINFO.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 February 2022

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