Irving Cleghorn

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Irving Moffat Cleghorn (August 22, 1863[1] – November 14, 1929[2]) was a politician in Manitoba, Canada. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1927 to 1929, as a member of the Manitoba Liberal Party.[3]

Born in Moffat, Scotland, Cleghorn came to Canada with his family at the age of four. They settled in Wingham, Ontario. He studied medicine at the Manitoba Medical College[1] and set up practice in Belmont, Manitoba in 1891, moving to Baldur the following year. Cleghorn also operated a pharmacy in Baldur from 1903 until 1929.[4] He was elected to the Manitoba legislature in the 1927 provincial election, defeating Progressive incumbent Charles Cannon[3] by 84 votes.

The election was won by the Progressive Party. Cleghorn served on the opposition benches for the next two years[3] and died at home in Baldur while still a member of the legislature.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Irving Moffat Cleghorn (1863-1929)". Memorable Manitobans. Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-02-06. 
  2. ^ a b "Dr. Cleghorn Dies". Star-Phoenix. Saskatoon. November 14, 1929. p. 2. Retrieved 2013-02-06. 
  3. ^ a b c "MLA Biographies - Deceased". Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Archived from the original on 2014-03-30. 
  4. ^ Manitoba Pharmaceutical Association (1954). The history of pharmacy in Manitoba, 1878-1953. pp. 73–74. Retrieved 2013-02-06.