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Howard Waldemar Winkler (4 March 1891 – 14 November 1970) was a Liberal party member of the House of Commons of Canada. He was born in Morden, Manitoba and became a farmer by career.

Howard Winkler
Member of Parliament
for Lisgar
In office
October 1935 – June 1953
Preceded byJohn Livingstone Brown
Succeeded byWilliam Albert Pommer
Personal details
Howard Waldemar Winkler

(1891-03-04)4 March 1891
Morden, Manitoba, Canada
Died14 November 1970(1970-11-14) (aged 79)
Mesa, Arizona, United States
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Ruth Doern (m. 1954)[1]

Winkler graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Arts in 1912, and a BSA in 1916.[2] He also served in the military as a member of the 11th Canadian Field Ambulance unit in World War I with some duties in France.[1][2] His father, Valentine Winkler, was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba who was provincial Minister of Agriculture from 1915 to 1920.[1][2]

He was first elected to Parliament at the Lisgar riding in the 1935 general election and re-elected there in 1940, 1945 and 1949. Winkler left the House of Commons after completing his fourth and final term of federal office and did not seek re-election in the 1953 election.

Winkler's uncle was former MLA and Legislative Speaker Enoch Winkler.

Winkler died in the United States in 1970 at Mesa, Arizona.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Howard Waldemar Winkler (1891-1970)". Manitoba Historical Society. 3 January 2009. Retrieved 10 July 2009.
  2. ^ a b c Normandin, Pierre G. (1954). The Canadian Parliamentary Guide.

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