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Memorable Manitobans: Alan Graeme Stuart Garson (c1937-1994)

Lawyer, judge.

Born around 1937, son of William Robert Garson and Carrie Mowbray Bragg (1909-2001), he attended United College and, in the 1960s, he practiced law with the Winnipeg firm of Martens Falk and Steen. He was a Liberal candidate for the Selkirk constituency in the 1965 federal general election but was defeated by Eric Stefanson. In March 1973, he was appointed a Provincial Court Judge and served until September 1977. He was then Chief Executive Officer of the Law Society of Manitoba, for which he received the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration in 1992. He died at Yellowknife, North West Territories on 21 April 1994 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 April 1994, page 36.

“Consummate public servant,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 November 1996, page 61.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 November 2017

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