Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 138 years




No. 84

This Old


in Manitoba

Local History


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Maurice J. Arpin (1923-1983)

Click to enlarge

Maurice J. Arpin
Click to enlarge


Born at Lorette on 23 December 1923, he was educated at College de Saint-Boniface and the University of Manitoba Law School. He served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War. Called to the Manitoba Bar in 1950, he was a prominent lawyer in the firm of Greenberg, Arpin and Rich, serving as Chair of the University of Manitoba’s Board of Governors from 1969 to 1971 and being made a Queen’s Counsel in 1960. He was the author of The Law and You (1966). He was the Progressive Conservative candidate for St. Boniface in the 1969 general election but was defeated by Larry Desjardins. He died suddenly at Winnipeg on 25 April 1983. His papers are held at the Archives of Manitoba.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 April 1983, page 31.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 January 2017

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017

Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2017 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.