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John Bracken

legislator

John Bracken, Canadian legislator. Mason.; Member United Church.

Background

Bracken, John was born on June 22, 1883 in Seeley’s Bay, Ontario, Canada. Son of Ephraim and Alberta (Gilbert) Bracken.

Education

Educated Brockville Collegiate Institute, Ontario Agricultural College. Bachelor of Agricultural Science, University of Illinois. Doctor of Laws, University Manitoba, 1927, U. Saskatchewan, 1930.

Career

Professor field husbandry, University of Saskatchewan, 1910-1920. President Manitoba Agriculture College, University of Manitoba, 1920-1922. Active in furthering interests of farmers.

Became member Manitoba Legislature as member Progressive Party, later Liberal-Progressive Party. Premier of Manitoba and president executive council 1922-1942. Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party 1942-1948.

Elected to Canada House of Commons, constituency of Neepawa, Manitoba, June 1945.

Membership

Mason.; Member United Church. Clubs: Manitoba (Winnipeg, Canada).

Connections

Married Alice Wylie Bruce, 1909. Children: John Bruce, Alan Douglas, William Gordon, George Murray.

father:
Ephraim Bracken

mother:
Alberta (Gilbert) Bracken

spouse:
Alice Wylie Bruce

children:
John Bruce Bracken

Alan Douglas Bracken

William Gordon Bracken

George Murray Bracken