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Memorable Manitobans: Cecil Lorne St. John (1881-1963)

Lawyer, municipal official.

Born at Pawpaw, Illinois on 2 November 1881, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. St. John, and brother of C. W. St. John, he graduated from United College in Winnipeg then taught school at Portage la Prairie. He then practiced law at Minnedosa from 1908 to the time of his death. He served as the Mayor of Minnedosa from 1920 to 1923 and was an Independent candidate for the Minnedosa constituency in the 1932 provincial general election. A keen athlete in his youth, he played football, lacrosse, golf, curling and bowling. He was a member of the B. P. O. Elks, the Odd Fellows, and the United Church, and a Life Bencher of the Law Society of Manitoba. He died suddenly in his law office on 2 August 1963.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 August 1963.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 June 2018

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