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Memorable Manitobans: James Ignatius Morkin (1882-1971)

Lawyer, judge.

Born at Lucan, Ontario on 10 January 1882, he came to Winnipeg in 1905. He took a law degree from the University of Toronto then was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1913 and practiced for a year with the firm of McCallister and McCallum. In 1914, he started his own firm and practiced until 1949, when he was appointed a County Court judge. He was made a Queen’s Counsel in 1929. He retired in 1956. Active in sports, he served as President of the Winnipeg Senior Baseball Association, Canadian Amateur Athletic Association, and the Manitoba Athletic Association. He was also Chairman of the Manitoba Boxing Commission and a Vice-President of the Canadian Olympic Association. He died at Winnipeg on 20 April 1971.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Judge Morkin dies at 88,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 April 1971, page 18.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 July 2017

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