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Arthur Valentine Mauro


Born at Port Arthur [now Thunder Bay], Ontario on 15 February 1927, he graduated from St. Paul’s College (1949) and attended the University of Manitoba, serving as President of its Students’ Union (1950). He graduated from the Law School (1953) then received a Master of Laws degree from the University of Manitoba (1956). He was a member of the Winnipeg law firm presentlly known as Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson (1953-1969). He served as provincial counsel for the 1961 Royal Commission on Health Service. He was made a Queen’s Counsel in 1965.

He served as Chancellor of the University of Manitoba (1992-2001). In recognition of his community service, he was inducted into the Order of the Buffalo Hunt (1991), Order of Canada (1993) and Order of Manitoba (2004). He received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002) and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). He was inducted into the Manitoba Business Hall of Fame (2014).

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Collett House (69 Middle Gate, Winnipeg)


“10 Manitoba lawyers on New Year’s list,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 January 1965, page 6.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 December 2021

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