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Memorable Manitobans: Samuel Joshua Drache (1906-1996)


Born at Winnipeg on 11 December 1906, he attended Aberdeen School, St. John’s Technical High School, and the University of Manitoba, obtaining from the latter an Arts degree (1926) and a law degree (1929). He articled with the firm of Isbister and Morton, then was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1931. He established a law firm in partnership with Louis S. Matlin, with offices at Winnipeg and Beausejour. He was made a King’s Counsel in 1952. He changed partners several times and, after 1960, devoted much of his attention to business management. He was a director for the YMHA, Glendale Country Club, The Little Theatre, Winnipeg Community Chest, and an advisory board member of SHARE. He died at Winnipeg on 26 November 1996.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Six lawyers awarded K.C.’s silk,” Winnipeg Tribune, 1 January 1952. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10]

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 29 November 1996, page C9.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 September 2014

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