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Memorable Manitobans: Archibald MacAulay (1887-1970)


Born at Morden, Manitoba on 26 September 1887, son of Finlay MacAulay (1842-1918) and Margaret MacDonald (1860-1930), brother of J. A. MacAulay and M. E. MacAulay, and brother-in-law of Andrew E. McGavin, he articled in law to Alexander McLeod, then practiced law with the firm of McLeod and Black for a number of years. It was later known as McLeod, Black and MacAulay, then finally as MacAulay and Westwood. He was made a King’s Counsel in 1935. By the time he retired in 1969, he had practiced law at Morden for over 50 years. He was a Crown Prosecutor for the Southern Judicial District, and served as a Bencher for the Law Society of Manitoba. He died at Morden, Manitoba on 25 October 1970 and was buried in Morden Hillside Cemetery.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Eight Manitoba lawyers are appointed as King’s Counsel in honors list”, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 January 1935, page 3.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 October 1970.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 August 2012

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