Manson, Alexander Malcolm

MANSON, Alexander Malcolm, lawyer, politician (b 7 Oct 1883, St Louis, MO; d 1964). Born in the US, he was raised by grandparents in Quebec. After studying law at Osgoode Hall in Toronto, he moved west to PRINCE RUPERT and began practising in 1905. He was elected to the legislature as a LIBERAL from Omineca in 1916, and in 1921 Premier John OLIVER appointed him attorney general. He was a bright star in the Liberal government, an efficient administrator and a rousing orator; during the mid-1920s...

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