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Memorable Manitobans: Raymond Hamilton Harris (1926-2016)

Lawyer, judge.

Born at Wilberforce, Ohio on 14 March 1926, son of Raymond and Marjorie Harris, he came to Winnipeg at an early age and attended Machray School, St. John’s High School, United College (BA 1952), and the University of Manitoba Law School (graduated 1956). After being called to the Manitoba Bar, he practiced law with David Levin, later Levin and Harris, and finally Levin, Soronow and Harris. He served as a Judge of the Provincial Court from February 1972 to December 1997, then served part-time until final retirement in 2000. He was active in the Indian and Metis Friendship Centre, Citizenship Council of Manitoba, Community Welfare Council, Macdonald Youth Hostel, Manitoba Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association, University of Winnipeg Alumni Association, University of Winnipeg Board of Regents, Manitoba Provincial Judges Association, and Canadian Association of Provincial Court Judges. He died at Winnipeg on 15 July 2016.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 July 2016.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 July 2016

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