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Memorable Manitobans: James E. Foran (1937-2014)


Born at Winnipeg on 3 July 1937, eldest of six children, he attended St. Paul’s High School and the University of Manitroba, receiving from the latter a Governor General’s Gold Medal for Academic Proficiency. In 1959, he served as President of the University of Manitoba Students’ Union. He received a law degree in 1962 and practiced for over 40 years with the firm of Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson, specializing in transportation law. In 1985, he was made a Queen’s Counsel. He retired in 2008. He died at Winnipeg on 1 April 2014 and was buried in Assumption Cemetery.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 5 April 2014, page B14.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 April 2021

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