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Memorable Manitobans: Arni Anderson (1876-1928)


Born in Iceland on 25 December 1876, He emigrated to Canada with his family and settled initially at Gimli, Manitoba, moving to Winnipeg in 1881. He was educated at Mulvey and Carlton Schools, and the Winnipeg Normal School. He articled in the law with Colin H. Campbell and A. B. Hudson and was called to the Manitoba Bar in June 1907. He then joined the firm of Hudson, Howell, Ormond & Marlatt as a junior partner. During the last 20 years of his life, he practiced with W. L. Garland and E. P. Garland. In 1925 the firm of Anderson & Seeman was formed. He served on the Winnipeg School Board from 1922 to 1925. He was a member of the Maryland United Church and the AF & AM (St. John’s Lodge). He died at his Winnipeg home, 492 Furby Street, on 17 January 1928 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.


Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Arni Anderson, prominent city barrister, dies” Newspaper clipping dated 18 January 1928. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B8]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 March 2011

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