Edward William Montgomery

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Edward William Montgomery (1865 – September 27, 1948[1]) was a politician in Manitoba, Canada. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1927 to 1932, and served as a cabinet minister in the government of John Bracken.[2]

He was born in Quebec and came to Stonewall, Manitoba with his parents in 1877. Montgomery was educated at Manitoba College, taught school in Brandon and went on to study medicine at Manitoba Medical College. He entered the practice of medicine in Winnipeg in 1892. Montgomery was president of the Canadian Medical Association in 1922.[3] He also served as professor of medicine at the Manitoba Medical College.[4]

He was elected to the Manitoba legislature as a Progressive in the 1927 provincial election, for the constituency of Winnipeg.[2] At the time, Winnipeg elected ten members by a single transferable ballot. Montgomery finished seventh on the first count, and was declared elected for the final position on the twenty-first count.

On September 9, 1927, he was appointed Minister of Health in Bracken's government. His position was restyled as "Minister of Health and Public Welfare" on July 12, 1928.[2]

Montgomery was defeated in the 1932 provincial election.[2] He finished in fifteenth place on the first count in Winnipeg and was later eliminated from contention on the nineteenth count.

After retiring from politics, he served as chair of the provincial Board of Health until his death[4] in Winnipeg in 1948.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Edward W. Montgomery (1865-1948)". Memorable Manitobans. Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-02-14.
  2. ^ a b c d "MLA Biographies - Deceased". Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Archived from the original on 2014-03-30.
  3. ^ Bumsted, J M (1999). Dictionary of Manitoba Biography. University of Manitoba Press. p. 180. ISBN 0887553184. Retrieved 2013-02-14.
  4. ^ a b Carr, Ian; Beamish, Robert E (1999). Manitoba Medicine: A Brief History. University of Manitoba Press. pp. 106–07. ISBN 0887553427. Retrieved 2013-02-14.