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Memorable Manitobans: Roy St. George Stubbs (1907-1995)

Lawyer, judge, author.

Born at Winnipeg on 9 June 1907, son of Lewis St. George Stubbs and Mary Anne Wilcock (?-?), he worked for the Winnipeg Tribune before receiving a law degree from the University of Manitoba in 1936. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1941 to 1945 then returned to practice law in Winnipeg. After years of family practice, in 1970 he was appointed senior judge of the juvenile and family court, serving until his retirement in 1982. He published a number of books, including Lawyers and Laymen of Western Canada (1939), Men in Khaki: Four Regiments of Manitoba (1941), Prairie Portraits (1954) and Four Recorders of Rupertsland (1967). He was also an ardent advocate of the work of the Icelandic poet Guttormur J. Guttormson, who became the subject of his last book, In Search of a Poet (1975). He was inducted into the Manitoba Order of the Buffalo Hunt (1982) and given an honorary doctorate by the University of Manitoba (1995).

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Honourable Edmund Burke Wood
MHS Transactions, Series 3, No. 13, 1956

Matthew Baillie Begbie
MHS Transactions, Series 3, No. 25, 1968

The First Juvenile Court Judge: The Hon. Thomas Mayne Daly KC
MHS Transactions, Series 3, No. 34, 1979


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 December 2017

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