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Memorable Manitobans: Harold Frederick Maulson (1876-1952)

Lawyer, judge.

Born in Ontario on 16 November 1876, son of George Joseph Maulson, he worked as a lawyer at Minnedosa in partnership with E. B. Fisher, and he served as a Bencher for the Law Society of Manitoba from 1910 to 1919. In the latter year, he was appointed a County Court judge for the Northern Judicial District. He was later made a King’s Counsel. He was removed from the bench in 1928 for presiding while intoxicated, patronizing bootleggers who had appeals before him, and passing bad cheques. He and wife Mary Mulock (?-1971) had four children: George S. Maulson, Marjorie Maulson (wife of L. E. McMeans), Vivien Maulson (wife of G. F. Bonnycastle), and Phyllis Maulson (wife of R. N. Grassby).

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Manitoba judge is ordered dismissed”, Manitoba Free Press, 4 August 1928, page 1.

“City woman first QC in Manitoba,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 January 1953, page 1.

Obituary [M. M. Maulson], Winnipeg Free Press, 16 April 1971.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 September 2014

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