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Memorable Manitobans: Calvert Charlton Miller (1899-1978)

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Calvert Charlton Miller
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Lawyer, judge, MP (1946-1949).

Born at Portage la Prairie on 3 September 1899, son of Andrew Miller and Lydia Charlton, brother of Joseph Charles Miller, he was educated locally. He articled in the law firm of Meighen and Sexsmith and was called to the Manitoba Bar in Portage la Prairie in 1920. He practised law there until he was appointed to the Court of Queen’s Bench in 1959. He went to the Court of Appeal in 1960 and was made Chief Justice of Manitoba in 1961, serving until 1967 when he retired in poor health.

He and wife Norma Brown had three children: Clive Miller, Bruce Miller, and Linda Miller (wife of W. E. Martin). He was a President of the Manitoba Conservative Association and was elected MP for Portage la Prairie at an October 1946 federal by-election. He also served as a Bencher for the Law Society of Manitoba, President of the Manitoba Bar Association (1954-1955), President of the Portage la Prairie Board of Trade, and President of the Manitoba Board of Trade. In 1962 the University of Manitoba gave him an honorary doctorate.

He died at Winnipeg on 1 July 1978.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

The Canadian Directory of Parliament, 1867-1967, edited by J. K. Johnson, Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa [Library and Archives Canada], 1968.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 July 1978, page 39.

“C. C. Miller,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 July 1978, page 50.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 October 2015

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