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Memorable Manitobans: Norman R. McDonald (1893-1971)

Lawyer, judge.

Born in Bruce County, Ontario in 1893, he travelled out west in 1911 and worked as a bookkeeper in a creamery at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, then as a real estate agent in Calgary, Alberta, and finally as a Law Clerk in High River, Alberta. In 1912 he enrolled in Brandon College in Brandon. During his student years he took time off to work as a speaker for the Manitoba Social Service Council, returning to the College in 1915. In 1916 he enlisted with the 11th Field Battalion and served overseas during the First World War. In 1919 he returned to Brandon to finish his education, and in 1921 he was employed as a student at law in Estevan, Saskatchewan. He was admitted to the Bar in 1924, and he joined the Law office of A. Miller, KC at Weyburn, Saskatchewan. He purchased the firm in 1934 and was created a King’s Counsel in 1947. He was elevated to the Bench in 1961 he worked in several places in Saskatchewan, until his retirement in 1966.


“Retired judge, sister killed,” Brandon Sun, 10 August 1971.

This page was prepared by Angela Graham.

Page revised: 23 June 2018

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