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Clarence Baker Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_Baker

Clarence Baker (July 7, 1928 – October 15, 2006) was a politician in Manitoba, Canada. He was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1986 to 1988, representing the riding of Lac Du Bonnet for the New Democratic Party.[1]

The son of Anton and Pauline Baker, Baker was born in the municipality of Cromwell, Manitoba, and worked as a farmer before entering political life. In 1951, he married Ilene Weidman.[2] He was a delegate to the Manitoba Pool Elevators for thirty years, and was named Manitoba Farmer of the Year in 1984.[2] Baker served as Reeve of Brokenhead from 1976 to 1998,[3] was a councillor for two, and served on the Union of Manitoba Municipalities for five years. He also served on the local hospital board for nine years, including three years as chair.[4]

In the provincial election of 1986, Baker was elected to the Manitoba legislature for Lac Du Bonnet,[1] defeating Darren Praznik of the Progressive Conservative Party by 302 votes.[5] He was not appointed to the cabinet of Howard Pawley,[1] and was defeated by Praznik in the 1988 election.[5]

Baker later returned to municipal politics, and was re-elected as reeve of Brokenhead. He died in 2006.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "MLA Biographies - Deceased". Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.
  2. ^ a b "Clarence Baker". Winnipeg Free Press. October 18, 2006. Retrieved 2014-04-28.
  3. ^ "Brokenhead". Manitoba Municipalities. Manitoba Historical Society.
  4. ^ "Baker, Maloway to move, second throne speech" (PDF). Government of Manitoba. February 20, 1987. Retrieved 2014-04-28.
  5. ^ a b "Lac Du Bonnet". Manitoba Votes 2003. CBC News. Retrieved 2014-04-28.