William Martin (Manitoba politician)
William George Martin (born
September 13, 1886; died December 19, 1973) was a Canadian clergyman and politician. Martin represented Brantford in the Legislative Assembly of Ontariofrom 1926 to 1934 as a Conservative member and St. Matthews as a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitobafrom 1958 to 1966.
He was born in
Milton Abbot, Devonshire, England, the son of William Martin, and came to Canada in 1910, settling in Calgary. He was ordained a minister of the Congregational Churchthere. He returned to England in 1912 promoting immigration on behalf of the Canadian government. On his return to Canada, he received a degree in theology from Victoria College in Toronto. He served as an assistant minister for the MethodistChurch in Hamilton and then was a chaplain overseas during World War I. He returned to serve with the Congregational Church in Brantford. He was elected to the Ontario provincial assembly and served as the Minister of Public Works from 1930 to 1934.
In 1936, Martin became minister at a United Church in
Winnipeg, serving there until 1955. He was first elected to the Manitoba legislature in the 1958 provincial election, defeating CCF candidate Gordon Finesby over 800 votes in the Winnipegconstituency of St. Matthews. (Incumbent H.B. Scottplaced a distant fourth, running as an independent Conservative.) Martin defeated Fines again in the 1959 election, and was returned a third time in the 1962 campaign. He served as a backbench supporter of Dufferin Roblin's government throughout his time in office.
* [http://www.archivescanada.ca/english/search/ItemDisplay.asp?sessionKey=1143412449030_206_191_57_196&l=0&lvl=2&v=0&coll=1&itm=205237&rt=1&bill=1 Biography at Archives Canada]
* [http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/members/members_all_detail.do?locale=en&ID=1480 Member's parliamentary history for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario]
* [http://www.gov.mb.ca/legislature/members/bios_deceased.html Deceased members, Legislative Assembly of Manitoba]
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