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Memorable Manitobans: James Campbell Haig (1909-1980)

Lawyer, Senator.

Born at Winnipeg on 2 June 1909, son of John Thomas Haig and Josephine Dickie, he graduated from Kelvin High School (1926) and the University of Manitoba (1934). A corporate lawyer, made a Queen’s Counsel in 1960, he served as a member (1941-1951) and Chairman (1949-1950) of the Winnipeg School Board. He was a Bencher for the Law Society of Manitoba, a director and secretary of CJAY-TV, President of the Canadian Council of Crippled Children (1959-1960), and as a member of the Board of Regents of United College. A Progressive-Conservative, he was appointed to the Canadian Senate in 1962, retiring in December 1977. He died at Winnipeg on 5 February 1980.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1915.

“Nine Manitoba lawyers named Queen’s counsel,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 January 1960, page 32.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 February 1980, page 67.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 July 2016

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