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Nathan Nurgitz

Lawyer, municipal official, judge, senator.

Born at Winnipeg on 22 June 1934, he received degrees from the University of Manitoba (BA 1954, Law 1958). Made a Queen’s Counsel in 1977, he practiced law with the firm of Thompson, Dorfman, Sweatman from 1979 and 1993. In the latter year, he was appointed a judge on the Court of Queen’s Bench, serving until 2009 when he rejoined his former law firm.

Active in local politics as an alderman for the City of West Kildonan (1963-1969), he was later Vice-President and President of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (1970-1971). In October 1979, he was summoned to the Canadian Senate, representing Winnipeg North, and serving until February 1993.

In 2002, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal.

Sources:

The Honourable Nathan Nurgitz QC LLB, Parliament of Canada.

Nathan Nurgitz, Wikipedia.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 April 2012

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