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Memorable Manitobans: Albert Norton Richards (1822-1897)

Lawyer.

He was Solicitor-General for Canada West 1863-64. As Attorney-General in William McDougall’s Council he accompanied him to the Red River in 1869 when McDougall attempted to enter that area as Lieutenant-Governor of Rupert’s Land. He went to British Columbia in 1871 where he became Lieutenant-Governor in 1876. Richards died at Victoria, BC on 6 March 1897.

Sources:

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

Page revised: 6 December 2008

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