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Memorable Manitobans: Donald Alexander Ross (?-?)

Lawyer, judge.

Born at Ripley, Ontario, he came to Manitoba and attended Wesley College, graduating from the University of Manitoba with a law degree in 1922. Called to the Manitoba Bar the next year, he articled in the law offices of Aikins, Loftus and Company. He later moved to The Pas where he specialized in mining law and was a Crown prosecutor for northern Manitoba. He was made a King’s Counsel in 1934. He served as Chairman of The Pas School Board, Secretary of The Pas Board of Trade, and Secretary of The Pas Highway Association. He was a County Court judge from 1953 to 1963.

He was alive as of October 1978.


“New King’s Counsel for province appointed,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 January 1934, page 1.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 June 2016

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