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Memorable Manitobans: Israel Nitikman (1905-1988)

Lawyer, judge.

Born at Winkler on 25 June 1905, he moved to Winnipeg at an early age. He attended the University of Manitoba, graduating in 1926 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He then studied law, winning the Gold Medal in his final year. He practiced law in Winnipeg and lectured in criminal law at the University of Manitoba Law School, and was made a Queen’s Counsel in 1953. He was appointed a judge in the Court of Queen’s Bench in 1962. On his retirement from that court in 1980, he was appointed a judge of the federal court, where he served until 1983. He was a member of the Manitoba Bar Association (President, 1958-1959) and a Life Member of the Law Society of Manitoba. He served as President of the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue, B’nai Brith, Glendale Golf and Country Club (1958), and a Life Governor of the YMHA. He was a member of the Mount Sinai Lodge and several other organizations. He died after a long illness at Winnipeg, on 10 November 1988, and was buried in the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 November 1988.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 July 2017

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