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

Lawyer, judge, author.

Born in Winnipeg, son of Lewis St. George Stubbs, he worked for the Winnipeg Tribune before attending the University of Manitoba (law degree, 1936). He served in the RCAF from 1941 to 1945. 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 given an honorary doctorate by the University of Manitoba (1995) and was inducted into the Manitoba Order of the Buffalo Hunt (1982).

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


Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 30 August 2009

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