Reginald Lissaman

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Reginald Otto Lissaman (April 24, 1908[1] in Brandon, Manitoba[2] – August 14, 1974) was a politician in Manitoba, Canada. He was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1952 to 1969, sitting as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party.[1]

The son of Frank C. Lissaman,[3] Lissaman was educated in Brandon and Chicago, Illinois. He worked as a building contractor,[3] was a director on the Manitoba Hydro Board and sat on the Board of Directors for Brandon College.[4]

He was first elected to the Manitoba legislature in a 1952 by-election, scoring a fairly easy victory in the riding of Brandon City.[1] In the 1953 general election, he was re-elected[1] over Liberal-Progressive James Creighton by 451 votes. The Liberal-Progressives were in government during this period, and Lissaman sat as a member of the opposition. In 1953-54, he campaigned for the removal of Errick Willis as Progressive Conservative leader.

The PCs won the 1958 election, and Lissaman was handily re-elected in the renamed Brandon riding. He won further easy victories in the elections of 1959 and 1962. In the 1966 election,[1] he was only narrowly re-elected over Liberal Terry Penton.

Lissaman, to the surprise of many, was never appointed to cabinet. He did not seek re-election in 1969.

He helped develop the International Peace Garden located on the border between North Dakota and Manitoba.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e "MLA Biographies - Deceased". Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Archived from the original on 2014-03-30.
  2. ^ "Reginald Otto Lissaman (1908-1974)". Memorable Manitobans. Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-06-22.
  3. ^ a b c "832 11th Street". Heritage Brandon. Retrieved 2013-06-22.
  4. ^ Fleming, R B (2010). Peter Gzowski: A Biography. pp. 82–83. ISBN 978-1770705395. Retrieved 2013-06-22.