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Memorable Manitobans: Frank Elgin Simpson (1879-1947)

Lawyer, judge.

Born at Owen Sound, Ontario in September 1879, he came to Manitoba in 1901 and studied law at Carberry under John D. Hunt. He was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1907 and formed a law partnership with John Archibald Campbell at Dauphin. It was dissolved in 1914 and he practiced alone until 1918 when he partnered with Ernest Newburn McGirr, later adding Alexander Katz to the firm. He was made a King’s Counsel in 1920. He was a Crown Prosecutor and a bencher of the Law Society of Manitoba. In 1928, he was appointed a judge to the Northern Judicial District of Minnedosa. He was appointed to the Dauphin district in 1924 following the death of Angus Lorne Bonnycastle. He died at Dauphin on 25 August 1947 and was buried in the Dauphin Community Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Simpson House (401 Third Street SW, Dauphin)

Sources:

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Judge Simpson dies at Dauphin”, Winnipeg Tribune, 27 August 1947. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

“Judge Simpson dies at Dauphin”, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 August 1947, page 21.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 October 2020

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