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Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Allan Rich (1922-2000)

Lawyer, judge.

Born at Regina, Saskatchewan on 19 December 1922, son of William David Rich and Florence Rich, he moved to Winnipeg as a child. During the Second World War, he served as a navigator in the Royal Canadian Air Force Bomber Command. Returning from military service, he obtained a BA degree from United College (1950) and a law degree from the University of Manitoba (1953). He then practiced family law at Winnipeg and was made a Queen’s Counsel in 1975. In 1969, he was appointed a part-time judge in the Provincial Court. He had extensive experience as a labour arbitrator, served on the Board for Legal Aid Manitoba, and was an administrator and lecturer in the Bar Admissions Program. He was a President (1977-1978) and Life Bencher of the Law Society of Manitoba. He was also a member of the Manitoba Bar Association. He died at Victoria Beach on 16 September 2000.

Sources:

“Manitoba names 9 new QCs,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 January 1975, page 43.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 September 2000, page 45.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 June 2015

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