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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick Langdon Davis (1867-1951)

Lawyer, MP (1917-1921).

Born at Belleville, Ontario on 6 August 1867, son of James A. Davis and Sarah Way, he was educated at Belleville Public School then came to Winnipeg 1981, where he completed his education at the University of Manitoba. He articled in law with F. S. Nugent then with W. E. Perdue and was admitted to practice in 1893. He was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1900. He practised law in Neepawa for many years, being made King’s Counsel in 1936. He served on the local school board for many years, was President of the Neepawa Board of Trade for five years, wrote book reviews and articles for the Winnipeg Free Press, was a solicitor for the Canadian Bank of Commerce and the Rural Municipality of Langford. He married Elizabeth Ellen Webster on 11 May 1895, with whom he had three children. Davis contested and won the federal constituency of Neepawa in 1917, serving one term and did not seek re-election in 1921.


A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

The Canadian Directory of Parliament, 1867-1967, edited by J. K. Johnson, Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa [Library and Archives Canada], 1968.

“Six Manitoba barristers appointed King’s Counsel”, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 January 1936, page 1.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 June 2017

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