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Memorable Manitobans: Louis Samuel Matlin (1904-1961)

Lawyer, editor.

Born at Liverpool, England in 1904, he came to Canada and attended Norquay School and Aberdeen School then studied at the University of Manitoba (BA 1928). While a law student, he articled with the firm of Suffield, Gorsey, and Evans. In 1932, after being called to the Manitoba Bar, he was a solicitor in the Court of King’s Bench then, the following year, he opened law offices at Beausejour and Lac du Bonnet. He was a police magistrate and family court judge from 1935 until he resigned in 1952. He was made a Queen’s Counsel in 1953 and afterward was senior partner with the firm of Matlin, Kushner, and Buchwald. In 1930, he married Bessie Booke (1903-1967) of Winnipeg and they had two children. He was the Editor of The Jewish Post from 1932 to 1933. He died suddenly at Winnipeg on 11 June 1961.


“City woman first QC in Manitoba,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 January 1953.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 June 1961, page 27.

Obituary [Bessie Matlin], Winnipeg Free Press, 3 July 1967, page 23.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 September 2014

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