George Steel (Manitoba politician)
Steel was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, the son of John Steel, and was educated at public schools in Lorne and Dallegles. He worked as a farmer, and resided in Glenboro, Manitoba. In religion, Steel was a Presbyterian.
He was first elected to the Manitoba legislature in the 1899 provincial election, defeating Liberal incumbent Alfred Doig by 98 votes in the constituency of Cypress. He identified himself as a "Liberal-Conservative", and sat as a backbench supporter the Conservative administrations led by Hugh John Macdonald and Rodmond Roblin.
Steel was re-elected in the 1903 election as a Liberal-Conservative, and in the elections of 1907, 1910 and 1914 as a Conservative. He continued to serve as a backbench supporter of Roblin's administration throughout this period.
In 1915, the Roblin government was forced to resign amid a serious corruption scandal. A new election was called, which the Liberals won in a landslide. Steel lost his constituency seat to Liberal Andrew Myles by sixty-two votes.
He died in Glenboro at the age of 82.
- Parker, C W (1916). Northern who's who; a biographical dictionary of men and women. p. 767. Retrieved 2012-11-15.
- "George Steel (1858-1940)". Memorable Manitobans. Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 2012-11-15.
- "Province of Manitoba Tenth General Election Held December 7, 1899 Summary of Results" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-06. Retrieved 2006-07-25. Page 222.
- Ibid., page 224.
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- Ibid., page 228.
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- Ibid., page 232.