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Memorable Manitobans: Albert Norton Richards (1822-1897)


He was Solicitor-General for Canada West (Ontario) from 1863 to 1864. As Attorney-General in William McDougall’s Council, he accompanied him to the Red River Settleman in 1869 when McDougall attempted to enter that area as Lieutenant-Governor of Rupert’s Land. He went to British Columbia in 1871 where he became Lieutenant-Governor in 1876. Richards died at Victoria, BC on 6 March 1897.


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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 May 2019

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