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Memorable Manitobans: Frank Elgin Simpson (1879-1947)

Lawyer, judge.

Born at Owen Sound, Ontario in September 1879, he came to Manitoba in 1901 and studied law at Carberry under J. D. Hunt. He was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1907 and formed a law partnership with J. A. Campbell at Dauphin. It was dissolved in 1914 and he practiced alone until 1918 when he partnered with E. N. McGirr, later adding Alexander Katz to the firm. He was made a King’s Counsel in 1920. He was a Crown Prosecutor and a bencher of the Law Society of Manitoba. In 1928, he was appointed a judge to the Northern Judicial District of Minnedosa. He was appointed to the Dauphin district in 1924 following the death of Judge Bonnycastle. He died at Dauphin on 25 August 1947.


1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Judge Simpson dies at Dauphin”, Winnipeg Tribune, 27 August 1947. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

“Judge Simpson dies at Dauphin”, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 August 1947, page 21.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 April 2012

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