The history of Brandon is full of interesting people who have helped to shape the city as we know it today. Use the links below to explore the names from Brandon's past.
Thomas Lawson was present in Brandon as of 1881, as a Methodist minister. Some time prior to 1924, he became an Archdeacon of Winnipeg, and in 1924 was elected as See of the newly created Diocese of Brandon. He died in 1929.
Thomas Lee arrived in Brandon in 1881, and worked as a harness maker. By 1884 he was an alderman. He died in 1923.
Lissaman, Reginald Otto
Reginald Otto Lissaman was born in Brandon in 1908. He worked as a contractor alongside his father, Frank C. Lissaman. Later in life, Reginald took over as president of the contracting firm that his father had established in 1889. In 1952, Lissaman was elected to the Manitoba Legislature. He served six consecutive terms until 1969. He was also involved in the development of the International Peace Garden, and was honoured for this role shortly before his death in 1974.
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