Keith Alexander (Manitoba politician)

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Arnold Keith Alexander (June 12, 1921 – December 18, 1972) was a politician in Manitoba, Canada. He was a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1958 to 1966.[1]

Born in Russell, Manitoba, Alexander was educated at the University of Manitoba. He served as a pilot in the Canadian Armed Forces from 1941 to 1954. After retiring from the armed forces, he farmed in the Tummel area of Manitoba until 1969. The following year, Alexander became a United Church minister.[2]

Alexander was first elected to the Manitoba legislature in the 1958 election, defeating incumbent Liberal-Progressive Ray Mitchell[1] by 198 votes in the constituency of Roblin. He was re-elected by a greater margin in the elections of 1959 and 1962, and did not run in 1966.[1] He served as a backbench supporter of Dufferin Roblin's government thorough his time in office.

He died in Kenville, Manitoba at the age of 51.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "MLA Biographies - Deceased". Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Archived from the original on 2014-03-30.
  2. ^ a b "Arnold Keith Alexander (1921-1973)". Memorable Manitobans. Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-09-25.