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Memorable Manitobans: John Fleming (c1884-1960)

Lawyer.

Educated at Arrow River and Brandon, he attended law school in Winnipeg. He farmed near Arrow district until he established a law practice at Minnedosa in 1925. He was also a police magistrate there and was made a Queen’s Counsel (1958). He was Past President of the Northern Judicial Bar Association, Secretary of the Minnedosa Agricultural Society, and a member of the Masons and United Church. He died at Minnedosa on 25 March 1960 and was buried in the Minnedosa Cemetery.

Sources:

“13 new QCs are named,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 1957, page 1.

“John Fleming, 76, buried at Minnedosa,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 March 1960. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B12, page 4]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 January 2017

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