Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 138 years

 


MHS
Events


Fall
Field Trip:
Ukrainian
Settlement


Manitoba
History

No. 84


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


War
Memorials
in Manitoba


Digitized
Local History
Books


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Max Isaacs (1901-1998)

Lawyer.

Born at Brynmawr, South Wales on 30 November 1901, son of Sandel Isaacs and Cecilia Dror, he graduated from the University of South Wales in 1922 and, after emigrating to Canada, entered the Manitoba Law School the next year. He was a Gold Medalist and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1926. He began a 60-year practice in criminal law, first in partnership with his brother J. M. Isaacs and later with brother Manly Isaacs. In 1964, he was made a Queen’s Counsel. He died at Winnipeg, unmarried, on 10 April 1998 and was buried in the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery. He is commemorated by the Max and Manly Isaacs Prize at the Faculty of Law of the University of Manitoba.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 April 1998, page 13.

We thank Keith Jones for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 June 2012

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017


Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at biographies@mhs.mb.ca

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page

   


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2017 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.