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Memorable Manitobans: George William Maltby (c1915-1999)

Civil servant.

Born at Hull, Yorkshire, England, he began his police career in 1935 and was promoted to Inspector in 1952. He served with the Royal Air Force from 1941 to 1946. In 1960, he emigrated to Canada and took up the position of Deputy Chief of Police for the City of St. James, rising to Chief in 1962. In 1970, he was appointed as Manitoba’s first ombudsman, a position he held until 1982. He was appointed to the Order of the Buffalo Hunt in 1972. Following retirement, he was appointed to the complaints committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons. He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Winnipeg (1982) and was founding Chairman of the Manitoba Press Council (1984). He died at Winnipeg on 27 July 1999.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 July 1999, page 36.

“First ombudsman Maltby dies”, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 July 1999, page 18.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 January 2011

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