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Memorable Manitobans: James Herbert Stitt (1891-1958)

Lawyer, MP (1930-1935).

Born at Picton, Ontario on 25 July 1891, son of Philemon H. Stitt and Sarah Smith, he attended Queen’s University (BA) and the University of Manitoba Law School (LLB), practicing law at Winnipeg. On 15 August 1917, he married Stella Fellows. During the First World War, he served overseas with the 6th Field Company of the Canadian Engineers and the Canadian Field Artillery. He was elected to the House of Commons for Selkirk in 1930 but did not stand as a candidate in 1935. He then practiced law at Ottawa. He was appointed a Member of the Civil Service Commission in August 1935, from which he retired in 1945. He died at Ottawa on 29 November 1958, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.


“James H. Stitt ex-Selkirk MP dies after crash,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 December 1958, page 11.

The Canadian Directory of Parliament, 1867-1967, edited by J. K. Johnson, Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa [Library and Archives Canada], 1968.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 May 2017

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