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Manitoba History No. 89
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Memorable Manitobans: John Roman Solomon (1910-1985)

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John Roman Solomon
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Lawyer, MLA (1941-1945), MLA (1946-1949), MLA (1950-1953), MLA (1954-1957), judge.

Born at Zoria on 30 April 1910, son of Hanka Kusznir, he graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1934 with a bachelor of law degree. He was admitted to the Manitoba Bar in 1935. In 1941 he was elected an MLA from Emerson, being re-elected in 1945, 1949, and 1953. From 1953 to 1957 he was Deputy Speaker. In 1957, he was made a Queen’s Counsel and was appointed to the County Court, and from 1971 to his retirement in 1983 he served on the Court of Queen’s Bench. He was active in many community agencies, especially within the Ukrainian-Canadian Community and West Kildonan Public Board. He helped to develop St. Andrew’s College and the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral. In recognition of his community service, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Manitoba (1984). He died at Winnipeg on 25 June 1985 and was buried in the Glen Eden Memorial Garden.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Under The Golden Boy, Manitoba’s M.L.A.s,” Winnipeg Tribune, 17 March 1943. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9, page 128]

“10 new Queen’s Counsel named for Manitoba,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 January 1957, page 1.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 June 1985, page 39.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 September 2018

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