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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Smith (1843-1890)

Lawyer, soldier, journalist.

Born in Scotland and trained as a lawyer, he came to Manitoba in 1882. In 1884 he started a weekly paper, the Spectator (Winnipeg), and later went to Regina as an editorial writer for the Regina Leader. He held a lieutenancy in the 90th Winnipeg Rifles. Smith died in 1890 at the age of 47.

Sources:

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 April 2012

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