Arnold Brown (Manitoba politician)

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Peter Arnold Brown (April 27, 1927[1] in Winkler, Manitoba[2] – March 5, 1994) was a politician in Manitoba, Canada. He was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1973 to 1988, representing the riding of Rhineland for the Progressive Conservative Party.[1]

The son of Isaac J. Brown and Katherine Hamm, he was educated in Rosenbach and Winkler. In 1960, he married Katie Jansen. Brown worked as a businessman and a farmer before entering political life. He served as a councillor in the town of Winkler from 1967 to 1974, and was the first Vice-President of the Manitoba Beet Growers Association for a time, as well as serving on several local boards.[2]

Brown was first elected to the Manitoba legislature in the provincial election of 1973, defeating Social Credit Party leader and MLA Jacob Froese[1] by about 1,400 votes (the Social Credit Party would never again elect an MLA in Manitoba). He was re-elected in the 1977 election, which the Tories won under Sterling Lyon; Brown, however, was not appointed to cabinet. He was re-elected in the elections of 1981 and 1986, and resigned in 1988 when his riding was eliminated through redistribution.[1] He died in Winkler in 1994.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "MLA Biographies - Deceased". Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. 
  2. ^ a b Normandin, Pierre G (1976). Canadian Parliamentary Guide. 
  3. ^ "Peter Arnold Brown (1927-1994)". Memorable Manitobans. Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 2014-01-18.