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Memorable Manitobans: Stephen Elswood Richards (1878-1950)

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Stephen E. Richards
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Lawyer, judge.

Born at Brockville, Ontario on 28 August 1878, son of A. E. Richards and Harriet Edith Henderson, he came to Winnipeg with his family in 1882. He was called to the Manitoba Bar in June 1900 and practiced law at Winnipeg, being made a King’s Counsel in 1918. He was best known for his work as a labour mediator and as chairman of several national investigating boards. He was appointed chairman of the Manitoba Board of Review under the Farmers’ Creditors’ Arrangement Act in January 1940. He was appointed to the Manitoba Court of Appeal in March 1932 and eventually became Chief Justice.

On 11 October 1905, he was married to Kathleen L. Bryan (1885-1971). They had three daughters: Evelyn Richards, Stephanie Richards, and Margaret Richards. He was a founding director of the Pine Ridge Golf Club (1913-1914), and a member of the St. Charles Country Club (President, 1915) and the Manitoba Club (President, 1929-1930).

He died at his Winnipeg residence, 299 Waverley Street, on 17 October 1950 and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.

Sources:

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

“Mr. Justice Richards dies after month-long illness,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 October 1950, page 1..

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 October 2014

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