George Sharpe (politician)

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George Edward Sharpe
36th Mayor of Winnipeg
In office
1955–1956
Preceded by Garnet Coulter
Succeeded by Stephen Juba
Personal details
Born (1908-11-06)6 November 1908[1]
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died 20 November 1985(1985-11-20) (aged 77)[2]
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

George Edward Sharpe (6 November 1908 – 20 November 1985) was a Canadian politician serving as an alderman and the 36th Mayor of Winnipeg.

He became a Winnipeg alderman in 1946 and served in that role until his election as Mayor for 1955 and 1956.[3]

Sharpe's significant accomplishment as Mayor was the elimination of the city's streetcar service in September 1955, in the belief that "another big step has been taken in the progress of our city."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ The Canadian Press (21 November 1985). "George Edward Sharpe / Winnipeg ex-mayor was also alderman". The Globe and Mail. p. A22.  Aged 78 at death.
  3. ^ City Government / Mayors, Past and Present at City of Winnipeg Archived 25 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Winnipeg's last streetcar rolls into history". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 25 September 1955. Retrieved 2009-01-02.