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Memorable Manitobans: Alexander G. Kemp (1878-1919)


Born at Stirling, Scotland in 1878, he attended the University of Glasgow, receiving prizes in law and conveyancing, and qualified as a solicitor in 1902. He came to Canada in 1906 and was admitted to the Manitoba Bar in 1907. He was a partner in the firm of Richards, Sweatman, Kemp & Fillmore from 1913 to his death. He was a member of the Burns Club, St. Andrew’s Society of Winnipeg, St. Charles Country Club, and Lake George Fishing Club. At the outbreak of the First World War, he returned to Scotland and enlisted in the army, serving as a private in the Royal Army Medical Corps. He died while on duty on 10 February 1919.


“Winnipeg lawyer dies while on duty overseas,” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 February 1919, page 3.

We thank Darryl Toews for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 May 2019

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