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Memorable Manitobans: Ross Albert Lawrence Nugent (1926-2015)


Born at Winnipeg on 10 May 1926, son of Albert C. F. Nugent and Kathleen Georgina Crook, he attended Daniel McIntyre Collegiate and the University of Manitoba, receiving from the latter an LLB degree (1948) and Master of Laws degree (1956). He was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1950 and worked in the law firm of Thompson Dorfman Sweatman for most of his career. He served as a Bencher for the Law Society of Manitoba (1966-1968) and was made a Queen’s Counsel (1969). His legal expertise was in the areas of development and valuation of properties and businesses including municipal planning, expropriations, and assessments. He lectured on real estate and administrative law at the Manitoba Law School, taught the Manitoba Bar Admissions Course, and gave lectures for the Appraisal Institute of Canada. He died at Winnipeg on 30 May 2015.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 June 2015.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 August 2019

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