Memorable Manitobans: Hyman Sokolov (1897-1976)
Born in Russia on 11 January 1897, he received an elementary education at London, England and high school education at Winnipeg. For several years before the First World War, he was a court reporter for the Winnipeg Tribune. During the War, he served with the Jewish Legion in Palestine (now Israel). He then took an Arts degree at the Manitoba Law School, graduating with honours in 1923, and was called to the Manitoba Bar later that year. He formed a law partnership with Rockmill Calof and later with Montague Israels. In 1939, he became senior partner in the firm of Sokolov and Wolinsky, and later Sokolov, Klein and Company. He was made a Queen’s Counsel in 1960. He was managing editor of the Western Jewish News and the Jewish Post. He died at Winnipeg on 20 October 1976 and was buried in the Rosh Pina Cemetery.
Father of David Sokolov.
“Nine Manitoba lawyers named Queen’s counsel,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 January 1960, page 32.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 October 1976, page 56.
We thank Ian Stewart for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 10 September 2017
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