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Memorable Manitobans: Manly Isaacs (1904-1991)


Born at Brynmawr, South Wales on 2 September 1904, son of Sandel Isaacs and Cecilia Dror, he was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1932, after which he practiced general law in partnership with his brothers Jack Isaacs and Max Isaacs, retiring in 1990. He was well known in Manitoba legal circles for his outstanding sense of humour. He was a gifted artist and poet with an exceptional knowledge of English literature. He died at Winnipeg, unmarried, on 26 February 1991. He is commemorated by the Max and Manly Isaacs Prize at the Faculty of Law of the University of Manitoba.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 March 1991, page 16.

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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