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Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Long Dysart (1886-1964)

Lawyer.

Born at Cocagne, New Brunswick. son of Andrew Knox Dysart and Henrietta Ann Cutler, brother of Andrew K. Dysart, he was educated at the Cocagne public school and the University of New Brunswick. He spent three years in journalism with the Ottawa Evening Journal. He came to Manitoba in 1912 and studied law with Munson, Allan, Laird and Haffner, and was admitted to the Manitoba Bar in March 1916. He later practiced law with his brother Harrison Dysart. He was made a Queen’s Counsel in 1956.

He was a member of the Southwood Golf Club. A student of the poetry of Robert Burns, he wrote a book of poems while in college. He served as President of the St. Andrew’s Society of Winnipeg (1948-1949) and the Winnipeg Burns Club.

He died unmarried at Winnipeg on 25 May 1964 and was buried in the Garry Memorial Park.

Sources:

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

“Pioneer woman lawyer heads list of nine Manitoba QCs,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 1955, page 15.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 May 1964.

This profile was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Sarah Ramsden.

Page revised: 8 September 2014

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