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Memorable Manitobans: Anton Bernard Weselak (1918-1989)

Lawyer, MP (1953-1957).

Born at Beausejour on 11 February 1918, son of William Weselak and Mary Strecker, he attended Beausejour Collegiate, St. Paul’s College and the Manitoba Law School (LLB). He was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1948 and established a law practice at Beausejour. He was an RCAF instructor from 1942 to 1945, Municipal Solicitor for Beausejour from 1949 to 1955. He was elected to the House of Commons for Springfield in 1953 but was defeated in general elections in 1957 and 1958, and at a 1958 by-election. On 11 February 1942, he married Goldie Irene Whincup (?-?). He died on 17 January 1989.

Sources:

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 February 2022

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