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Memorable Manitobans: Michael Nicholas Hryhorczuk (1905-1978)

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

Born in the Rural Municipality of Gilbert Plains on 28 November 1905, son of Nicholas Apoluner Hryhorczuk and Anastasia “Nelly” Dzaman (1890-1973), he worked as a lawyer and served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Ethelbert (1942-1945). Elected to the Manitoba Legislature in the 1949 general election, representing the Ethelbert constituency, he was re-elected in 1953, 1958, 1959, and 1962. He did not stand for re-election in 1966. 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:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“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: 30 July 2020

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