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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick McKenzie (?-1888)


He was born in Toronto and was educated at Upper Canada College. He was called to the Bar in 1866. He came to Winnipeg in 1872 and was admitted to the Bar of Manitoba that year. When the Bar Society was organized in 1877 he was elected treasurer. He was the first Queen’s Counsel to be created in Manitoba. He also served as president of the Law Society of Manitoba, from 1883 to 1885, and a Bencher from 1879 to 1886. McKenzie died on 12 January 1888 in Winnipeg.

He is commemorated by McKenzie Street in Winnipeg.


Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

Page revised: 7 June 2009

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