Frederick Ernest Burnham

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Frederick Ernest Burnham (December 13, 1847[1] – after 1883) was a lawyer and political figure in Manitoba. He represented Emerson in 1883 in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba as a Liberal.

He was born in Peterborough, Ontario, the son of Elias Burnham and Ann Whitney.[1] Burnham was called to the Ontario bar in 1868 and practised law in Peterborough. In 1869, he married Ellen Eliza Cluxton. He ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the Manitoba assembly in 1879.[2] By 1881, he was practising law in Emerson, Manitoba.[1] His election in 1883 was overturned due to bribery and Burnham was defeated by Charles Douglas in the by-election that followed later that year.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Frederick Ernest Burnham (1847-?)". Memorable Manitobans. Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 2012-10-06. 
  2. ^ Mackintosh, Charles H (1883). The Canadian parliamentary companion. p. 302. Retrieved 2012-10-05. 
  3. ^ Robertson, John Palmerston (1887). A political manual of the province of Manitoba and the North-west Territories. p. 65. Retrieved 2012-10-05.