Biographies

Biography of Bunn, Thomas, 1830-1875

Thomas Bunn (1830- 1875) was born at the Red River settlement. His mother was part Aboriginal and his father was a local doctor who also sat on the Red Council of Assiniboia. Bunn himself was a member of the council from January 1868 until September 1870. In November of 1869 Bunn was elected a representative from the parish of St. Clements to the council that was to draw up the terms of the settlement’s union with Canada. In February 1870 he was elected to the provisional government and became its secretary of state. After the provisional government fell, Bunn stayed in Red River and became a lawyer. He was elected by the parish of St. Clements to be its first member of the provincial legislative assembly in December 1870.

Mentioned in:

records

  1. Louis Schmidt, Mémoires, 1911-12, extrait, p. 81-82
  2. Resolutions passed at a public meeting of the parish of St. Clements 22 February 1870

correspondence

  1. Lettre du 2 mars 1870 de Thomas Bunn à Noël-Joseph Ritchot

diaries

  1. Jean-Baptiste Ladéroute, "Mémoires des troubles du Manitoba 1869-70", extrait, p. 49-50
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