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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Stewart Tupper (1884-1960)


Born at London, England on 8 August 1884, son of James S. Tupper and Ada Campbell Galt (?-?), he was educated at Upper Canada College, Harrow School (England), and McGill University. He was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1908 and rose to become senior partner in the law firm of Tupper and Adams. He was appointed a King’s Counsel in 1928. He was noted as having defended the same man in two murder trials, 14 years apart. During the First World War, he served as a Captain in the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders at Ypres in 1916. Following the war, he served as a lawyer with occupation forces. From his grandfather, one of the Fathers of Confederation and a Canadian Prime Minister, he inherited the British title of Baronet of Armdale. In 1952, he was appointed as President of the Manitoba Sugar Company, serving until his death. He died at Winnipeg on 16 July 1960 and was buried in St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Tupper House (147 West Gate, Winnipeg)


“Directorate shake-up at Man. Sugar,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 June 1952, page 1.

“Sir Charles Tupper, local lawyer, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 18 July 1960. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B12, page 44]

“Sir Charles Tupper, second baronet, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 July 1960. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B12, page 44]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 May 2019

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