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Memorable Manitobans: Colin Hargreaves Pearson (1899-1980)

Lawyer, judge.

Born at Minnedosa on 28 July 1899, son of Ernest William Pearson and Jessie Borland (1865-1948), at the age of 7 he was sent to England for his education. He stayed there and was called to the English Bar in 1924. He practiced law in London, becoming a junior counsel in the Ministry of Works in 1930. After service in the Treasury Solicitor’s office during the Second World War, he was appointed a judge in the King’s Bench Division of the High Court in 1951 and later a Lord of Appeal. He chaired inquiries and Royal Commissions in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. He was made a life peer with the title Baron Pearson of Minnedosa in 1965. He died at London, England on 31 January 1980.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Colin Hargreaves Pearson, Wikipedia.

We thank James Arnett for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 January 2017

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