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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick McKenzie (c1846-1888)

Lawyer.

Born at Toronto, Ontario around 1846, he was educated at Upper Canada College and called to the Bar in 1866. He came to Winnipeg in 1872 and was admitted to the Manitoba Bar that year. When the Bar Society was organized in 1877 he was elected its Treasurer. He was the first Queen’s Counsel to be created in Manitoba, in 1884. He also served as President (1883-1885) and Bencher (1879-1886) of the Law Society of Manitoba. He died at Winnipeg on 12 January 1888. He is commemorated by McKenzie Street in Winnipeg.

Sources:

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 September 2022

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