W. F. Luxton

William Fisher Luxton (d.1907, aged 63).

A native of England, Luxton was the first public school teacher in Winnipeg.  In 1872 he and James Kenny co-founded the Manitoba Free Press (later the Winnipeg Free Press). He made it “the sharp tongued organ of the Liberal Party”. It was often called the most representative voice of the North-West. He was the elected Liberal Member, representing the riding of Rockwood.

Luxton played a prominent part in having Winnipeg incorporated as a city in 1873. A street, five blocks north of the Cathedral, retains his name.