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Memorable Manitobans: Albert Stephen Washburn (1841-1887)

Civil servant.

Born at Hull, Quebec in 1841, son of Sexton Washburn, he studied law in Ottawa but did not practise, and he entered into the business of lumber agent on the Coulonge and Black Rivers. About the year 1880 he came to Manitoba, and in 1881 he was appointed Deputy Provincial Treasurer. He married about the same time as he received the appointment. In 1884 he became paralyzed due to a spinal disease and died at Hammond, New York on 20 March 1887.


A Political Manual of the Province of Manitoba and the North-West Territories by J. P. Robertson, Winnipeg: Call Printing Company, 1887.

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 July 2010

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