Alexander Haggart

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Alexander Haggart (January 20, 1848 – February 19, 1927) was a lawyer, judge and political figure in Manitoba. He represented Winnipeg in the Canadian House of Commons from 1909 to 1911 as a Conservative.[1]

He was born in Peterborough, Canada West, the son of Archibald Haggart and Elizabeth McGregor, and was educated at Victoria University in Cobourg.[2] He was called to the Ontario bar in 1878, first practised law in Toronto and then moved to Winnipeg in 1880,[3] where he practised in partnership with Hugh John Macdonald and Albert Clements Killam. Haggart served as a member of the Winnipeg School Board.[4] In 1887, he married Elizabeth Littlehales.[5] He resigned his seat in the House of Commons in 1911 to allow Robert Rogers to run for election.[1] He was president of the Law Society of Manitoba from 1906 to 1910. Haggart served in the Manitoba Court of Appeal from 1912 to 1920, retiring due to poor health.[3] He died in Winnipeg at the age of 79.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Alexander Haggart – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ Bryce, George (1906). "Manitoba, its resources and people". p. 427. Retrieved 2009-07-29. 
  3. ^ a b Harvey, Cameron (1977). "The Law Society of Manitoba, 1877-1977". pp. 236–7. Retrieved 2009-07-29. 
  4. ^ a b "Alexander Haggart (1848-1927)". Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 2009-07-29. 
  5. ^ "Who's who in western Canada". Canadian Press Association. 1911. p. 195. Retrieved 2009-07-29.