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Memorable Manitobans: Leonard F. Earl (1882-1969)

Lawyer, journalist.

Born at Lansdowne, Ontario in 1882, he came to Manitoba at an early age. He was a law graduate of Wesley College, with the Governor General’s Medal for highest standing. After practising law in Manitoba he turned to journalism, writing for the Winnipeg Telegram as early as 1908. He covered the Manitoba Legislature and the House of Commons for the Winnipeg Tribune prior to his retirement in 1954. He then became the Manitoba correspondent for the Financial Post and other eastern papers. He was Honorary Life President of the Manitoba Press Gallery. He was also an amateur horticulturalist. He died at Winnipeg on 15 November 1969. His papers are at the Archives of Manitoba.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

The Hudson Bay Railway
MHS Transactions, Series 3, Number 14, 1957-58 Season

Sources:

“Newsman Earl dies at 87”, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 November 1969, page 14.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 November 1969, page 32.

Winnipeg Press Club Year Book (1970), page 47.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 October 2012

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