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Memorable Manitobans: George Thomas Chapman (1899-1985)

Lawyer, judge.

Born in the Rural Municipality of Assiniboia on 2 January 1899, son of George Thomas Chapman and and Catherine Mary Bourke, he articled in law in 1921 and formed his own law practice in the St. James area of Winnipeg. He was made a King’s Counsel in 1949. He was later appointed a judge of the citizenship court. In 1967, he was inducted into the Manitoba Order of the Buffalo Hunt. He died in 1985 after 62 continuous years of law practice.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dominion Business College Building / Chapman Building (1864 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Ten Manitoba lawyers named King’s Counsel,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 January 1949, page 1.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 February 2015

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