Curtis James Bird

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Curtis James Bird
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba
In office
Personal details
Bornbaptized (1838-02-01)1 February 1838
St John's parish, Manitoba
Died13 June 1876(1876-06-13) (aged 38)
London, England

Curtis James Bird (baptized 1 February 1838 – 13 June 1876) was a Canadian doctor, politician, and Speaker of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly from 1873 to 1874.

Bird, Henry Septimus Beddome, John Christian Schultz and others were the founders of the Medical Health Board of Manitoba which was incorporated in 1871 and became the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba in 1877.

He was the youngest son of James Bird, a long time HBC employee who ended his career at the Red River Settlement. An older half brother, James Bird (Jimmy Jock) had a long career as a free trader and sometimes HBC employee.


  • "Curtis James Bird". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2016.
  • Manitoba Historical Society - Memorable Manitobans: Curtis James Bird