Garnet Coulter

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Garnet Coulter
35th Mayor of Winnipeg
In office
Preceded by John Queen
Succeeded by George Sharpe
Personal details
Born August 1882
Dominion City, Manitoba, Canada[1]
Died 8 October 1975 (aged 93)
Spouse(s) Jessica Allan (m. 1948)[2]
Profession lawyer

Garnet Coulter QC (August 1882 – 8 October 1975)[1] was a Canadian politician serving as an alderman and the 35th Mayor of Winnipeg.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Manitoba, Coulter served as a lawyer in Winnipeg since 1907. He joined the Winnipeg School Board in 1924, serving as its chairman in 1932 and 1933.[1]

In 1936, he left the school board and became a Winnipeg alderman for Ward Two. He was elected Winnipeg's Mayor in 1942, holding that position from 1943 until 1954.[3] He established the Manitoba Flood Relief Fund following the 1950 Red River Flood.[1]

Coulter remained single until 1948 when he married Jessica Allan, Executive Director of the Canadian Federation of Mayors and Municipalities.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Garnet Coulter (1882-1975)". Manitoba Historical Society. 19 October 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Off the List". Time. 3 May 1948. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  3. ^ City Government / Mayors, Past and Present at City of Winnipeg Archived 25 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine.