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Memorable Manitobans: Michael Nicholas Hryhorczuk (1905-1978)

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Michael Hryhorczuk
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Lawyer, MLA (1950-1953), MLA (1954-1957), MLA (1958-1959), MLA (1959-1962), MLA (1963-1966).

Son of Nicholas Apoluner Hryhorczuk, he worked as a lawyer and served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Ethelbert from 1942 to 1945. Elected to the Manitoba Legislature in the 1949 general election, representing the Ethelbert constituency, he served continuously until 1966 when he did not stand for re-election. He was made a Queen’s Counsel in 1956.

He was a founding member and second President of the Dauphin National Ukrainian Festival.

He died at Ethelbert on 11 July 1978 and was buried in the Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bank of Montreal Building (5 North Railway Avenue, Ethelbert)

Sources:

“Pioneer woman lawyer heads list of nine Manitoba QCs,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 1955, page 15.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 July 1978, page 135.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 September 2014

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