John Morrison (Manitoba politician)

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John Morrison (April 17, 1868[1]—June 6, 1930[2]) was a politician in Manitoba, Canada. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1916 to 1922.

Morrison was born in Mount Forest, Ontario, the son of Scottish immigrants who had come to Canada one year earlier. In 1878, he moved with his family to Selkirk, Manitoba where he completed his education. He worked as a merchant[3] and was for four years the Office Trustee of Grand Rapids, Manitoba.[citation needed] In 1890, he married Sadie Blimco. Morrison was a Presbyterian[3] and an active freemason.

Morrison was first elected to the Manitoba legislature in a by-election on September 16, 1916, in the newly created northern constituency of Rupertsland. Running as an independent, he was declared elected without opposition. Morrison subsequently affiliated with the governing Liberal Party, and was again elected without opposition under its banner in the 1920 provincial election. During this period, he served as a backbench supporter of Tobias Norris's government.[1]

The Liberals were defeated by the United Farmers of Manitoba in the 1922 campaign. The election in Rupertsland was deferred until after the rest of the province had voted; with the Liberal defeat already confirmed, Morrison chose not to run again.

He died in Swan River at the age of 62.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b MORRISON, John (Rupertsland) DOB: April 17, 1868 at Legislative Assembly of Manitoba
  2. ^ a b "Genealogy Searches for Unrestricted Records". Government of Manitoba. Registration number 1930-030037. Retrieved 2012-11-14. 
  3. ^ a b "John Morrison (1868-?)". Memorable Manitobans. Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 2012-12-13.