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Memorable Manitobans: William D. Card (1871-1947)

Lawyer, municipal official.

Born at St. Mary’s, Ontario on 16 October 1871, son of Rev. Stephen Card, he practiced as a barrister at Galt, Ontario from 1892 to 1905, when he came to Manitoba as a member of the law firm of Hunt, Noble and Card at Winnipeg. Later he moved to Carberry where he was active in business, civic, and political life. In 1915, he was appointed Crown prosecutor for the Central Judicial District. He moved to Portage la Prairie in 1922 and headed the law firm of Card and McCrae. He served as a councillor (1928-1919) and Mayor (1936-1937) of Portage la Prairie. He retired from active law practice in December 1945. After retirement, he was appointed by the federal government to a commission to investigate a dispute between a local of the International Typographical Union, the Winnipeg Free Press, and the Winnipeg Tribune. He died at Portage la Prairie on 28 April 1947.


“W. D. Card, pioneer lawyer, dies at 76,” Winnipeg Tribune, 29 April 1947. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 February 2017

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