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Memorable Manitobans: John Leroy Ross (1895-1956)

Lawyer, magistrate.

Born at Hamilton, Ontario in 1895, he came to Winnipeg in 1913 and graduated from the Manitoba Law School in 1916. He articled with E. J. McMurray and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1919. He was made a King’s Counsel in 1939 and was appointed a provincial magistrate in 1954. In 1920, he married Alberta Gray of Ottawa and they had one son, Robert T. Ross. He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 10 August 1956 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery. He is commemorated by the John L. Ross QC Bursary in Law at the University of Manitoba.


“J. L. Ross,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 August 1956, page 12.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 August 1956, page 10.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 April 2017

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