Fonds - Alexander Manson fonds

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Alexander Manson fonds

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  • 1923-1928 (Creation)
    Manson, Alexander Malcolm, b. 1883

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15 cm of textual records

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After graduating from law school, Alexander Manson became the first lawyer in Prince Rupert. In 1916 he successfully entered the world of provincial politics and became an MLA. He became Speaker of the House in 1921. The following year he was appointed as both Attorney-General and Minister of Labour and served in this dual capacity for six years. After an electoral defeat Manson returned to law practice in Vancouver. He was appointed as Supreme Court Justice in 1933. He served in this office until retiring in 1961.

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The fonds consists of three scrapbooks of clippings with a handwritten index relating to Manson's political interests and activities. The books pertain mainly to the election campaigns and issues which consumed his time and interest as Attorney-General of B.C. including liquor regulation, Pacific Great Eastern Railway, narcotics, game conservation and other issues.

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BCAUL control number: UBCSP-375

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