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MHS Centennial Business: Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson / MLT Aikins

Established in 1879, Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson LLP was the oldest and largest law firm in Manitoba. Its founding lawyer was J. A. M. Aikins, who was later joined first by Albert Monkman, and later by William H. Culver and Charles E. Hamilton. An MHS Centennial Business Award was presented to the firm in 2004 by Ken A. Zealand.

On 1 January 2017, Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson merged with the Saskatchewan-based law firm of MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman to form the firm MLT Aikins.

Firm Members (1879-1979)

Member

Period

Gordon Harold Aikins (1887-1954)z

1910-1954

James Albert Manning Aikins (1851-1929)

1879-1929

Frank Dennison Allen (1927-1998)

1962-1976

Alfred Joseph Andrews (1865-1950)

1943-1950

Fletcher S. Andrews (1869-1949)

1943-1949

Robert B. Baillie

1928-1929

H. D. Barbour

1922-1926

Francis Martin “Frank” Bastin (1896-1986)

1946-1959

Allan B. Bell

1913-1919

B. G. Bergh

1973-1975

Allan Shipley Bond (1879-1959)

1907-1908

Derek A. Booth

1966-1975

David A. Bowles

1969-1981

Richard L. Bricker

1970-1979

Bidwell W. Bridgman

1916-1920

Edward J. Brown

1965-1966

John C. Brown

1963-1968

Oliver E. Bryan

1943-1946

Henry Arnold Burbidge (1874-?)

1905-1906

Andrew Lorne Campbell (1920-2014)

1964-2005

Colin H. Campbell (1859-1914)

1882

Charles L. Chappell

1979-?

Ephraim H. Coleman

1922-1926

John C. Collinson

1929-1930

Gordon W. Cormack

1962-1966

James Bowes Coyne (1878-1965)

1905-1912

Larry R. Crane

1968-?

William Henry Culver (1850-1900)

1880-1900

Thomas Dickey Cumberland (1853-1939)

1882-1883

Robert E. Curran

1929-1942

Roland B. F. Dias

1969-?

Robert Brian Dickson (1916-1998)

1945-1963

William T. Dorward

1931-1933

Arni G. Eggertson

1939-1966

George Elsey

1933-1936, 1954-1962

S. Jane Evans

1977-?

Cy M. Fien

1978-1980

Randolph Murray Fisher (1886-1965)

1915-1926

Raymond H. G. Flett

1968-?

Joseph Patrick Foley (1878-1928)

1908-1918

James E. Foran (1937-2014)

1962-2008

Knox B. Foster (1939-2003)

1964-2003

Martin H. Freedman

1969-2002, 2012-?

Charles Percy Fullerton (1870-1938)

1906-1917

W. S. Gange

1979-?

Dennis J. Gibbs

1964-?

W. Gordon Gunn

1926-1928

Graeme Thomson Haig (1923-1993)

1949-1950

Charles Edward Hamilton (1844-?)

1881-1888

Roger J. Hansell

1954-?

Reginald V. Harris

1908

Bonnie M. Helper

1972-1974

David G. Hill

1975-?

Thomas W. B. Hinch

1928-1945, 1947-1981

John D. Holland

1970-1971

John G. Hossack

1896-1900

Jabez Bowen Hugg (1872-?)

1904-1906

William Frederick Hull (1866-?)

1892-1901

Theodore Alexander Hunt (1871-1934)

1903-1904

Alan J. Irving

1966-1982

D. Rae Jackson

1946-1961

Sam W. Jackson

1881-1882

Thomas E. D. Jackson

1943-1945

Ian L. Jessiman

1960-1976

Diane E. Jones

1979-?

Patrick D. Kennedy

1948

Cyril G. Labman

1968-?

Francis Bastin “Frank” Lamont (1933-1998)

1960-1963

John Salmon Lamont (1925-2016)

1952-?

Gordon C. Lindsay

1913-1914

Edwin Loftus (1868-1948)

1901-1906, 1912-1948

William H. Long

1884-1889

James A. Loughead

1882-1883

Colin R. MacArthur

1969-?

John Alexander MacAulay (1892-1978)

1919-1978

J. Blair MacAulay

1960-1975

Elliott B. MacDonald

1968-?

William Steward Arnold Martin (1924-1996)

1968-1996

Arthur V. Mauro

1953-1969

Peter McCarthy

1882-1886

Deborah J. McCawley

1976-1978

R. Daniel McClelland

1973-1974

Alexander V. McCleneghan

1884-1899

Donald Cameron McGavin (1914-1998)

1940-1967

G. D. McKay

1926-1927

Alasdair J. McKichan

1958-1959

Alexander McLeod

1888-1891

Glenn W. McPherson

1935-1938

Roland Fairbairn McWilliams (1874-1957)

1910-1913

John R. E. Medland

1956-1957

Aristotle John “Telly” Mercury (1934-2010)

1964-2010

Leon N. Mercury

1969-?

Michael J. Mercury

1959-?

George G. Mills

1882-1887

George Dyett Minty (1869-1911)

1894-1901

Andrew Allison “Andy” Moffat (1895-1964)

1953-1964

Albert Monkman (1850-1918)

1879-1881

Marc M. Monnin

1978-?

Elizabeth F. Morrison

1945-1947

Peter S. Morse

1952-1975

W. Scott Neal

1939-1942

Charles K. Newcombe

1913-1918

Douglas Nicholson

1916-1917

E. Bruce Parker

1977-?

Gerald D. Parkinson

1972-?

Donald C. Paterson

1971-1978

George Patterson (1846-1925)

1889-1892

John Pearson

1962-1968

Herbert Marquis Pickard (1916-2010)

1940-1954

Isaac Pitblado (1867-1964)

1889-1890, 1900-1904

Jules Preudhomme (1877-?)

1906-1910

Hugh Amos Robson (1871-1945)

1899-1910

Daryl J. Rosin

1979-?

Marshall E. Rothstein

1966-?

Gerald Stewart Rutherford (1890-1987)

1919-1926

J. Timothy Samson

1967-?

G. W. Saunders

1948-1970

Calvin G. Scarfe

1965-1968

J. G. Scott

1975

W. A. Scott

1927-1928

Robert Gordon Smellie (1923-2005)

1967-?

Fritz W. S. Sparling (1877-1947)

1900-1906

Kristjan F. Stefanson

1970-1979

James Herbert Stitt (1891-1958)

1925-1928

Frances M. Stratham

1973-?

Alexander John Stringer (1903-1969)

1943-1959

Orval W. Struthers

1942-1970

Bruce W. Thompson

1902-1903

Donald Alexander Thompson (1904-1992)

1925-1953

Gunnar Solmunder Thorvaldson (1901-1969)

1925-1969

Andrew Crawford “Andy” Tough (1921-2016)

1969-1998

George Eric Tritschler (1901-1993)

1926-1952

Frederick James Turner (1896-1982)

1942-1945

David L. Voechting

1978-?

Shael H. Wilder

1979-?

Esten Kenneth Williams (1889-1970)

1919-1940

Rowland K. Williams

1949-1962

Richard Trimble Willis (1944-1989)

1970-1980

Richard L. Yaffe

1979-?

See also:

A Proud Heritage: The First Hundred Years of Aikins, MacAulay and Thorvaldson by Lee Gibson, Winnipeg: Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson, 1979.

Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson LLP

Sources:

Largest law firms in Manitoba, Saskatchewan to merge,” CBC News, 21 September 2016.

We thank Dabota Fashola for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 May 2017

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