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Memorable Manitobans: Max Isaacs (1901-1998)

Lawyer.

Born at Brynmawr, South Wales on 30 November 1901, son of Sandel Isaacs and Cecilia Dror, he graduated from the University of South Wales in 1922 and, after emigrating to Canada, entered the Manitoba Law School the next year. He was a Gold Medalist and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1926. He began a 60-year practice in criminal law, first in partnership with his brother J. M. Isaacs and later with brother Manly Isaacs. In 1964, he was made a Queen’s Counsel. He died at Winnipeg, unmarried, on 10 April 1998 and was buried in the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery. He is commemorated by the Max and Manly Isaacs Prize at the Faculty of Law of the University of Manitoba.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 April 1998, page 13.

We thank Keith Jones for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 June 2012

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