Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Patrick Foley (1878-1928)
Lawyer, MLA (1914-1915).
Born at Halifax, Nova Scotia on 2 March 1878, son of Irish immigrants John Foley and Ellen Hogan, he was educated at La Salle Academy (Halifax, Nova Scotia). He came to Manitoba around 1908 and practiced law with James Aikins then later with the firm of Tupper, McTavish, Foley and Tupper. He was appointed a King's Counsel in December 1914.
On 25 September 1906, he married Minnie Sherry (?-?), daughter of James J. Sherry, of Halifax, Nova Scotia. They had a daughter, Kathleen Margaret Foley (?-?). He was elected to the Manitoba Legislature at the 1914 general election, representing the North Winnipeg constituency, but was defeated in the 1915 election. In 1915, he lived 705 McMullan Avenue, Winnipeg.
He died of a heart attack at Winnipeg on 11 May 1928.
“Four Winnipeg lawyers get K.C.,” Manitoba Free Press, 11 December 1914, page 12.
The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1915.
Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Joseph P. Foley dies after short illness,” newspaper clipping dated 11 May 1928. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B8]
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 7 March 2023