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Frank W. Newman attended

the old Cen tral School and su b­ sequently Portage Collegiate In­ stitute, winning the Governor­ General's Medal at the latter hall of learning in 1917. Proceed­ ing to the University of Manitoba he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in 1921, then enrolled in the Manitoba Law School from which he graduated and was called to the Bar in 1925. As a student-at-law he served under Articles of Clerkship to the late Han. James McLenaghen with whom he practised law at Selkirk Manitoba, until the latter's death in 1950.

In 1919 Mr. McLenaghen had

Judge Frank Wright Newman married Katherine Newman, so

that they were not only partners in law but also brothers-in-law.

J udge Newman in 1927 married Mary Overton of Selkirk, and they arc the parents of two daughters, Mrs. R. Scott Scroggins of Galt, Ontario, and Mrs. Arthur Foster of St. James, Manitoba.

In November 1962 Mr. Newman was named to the Bench and prior to moving to Portage la Prairie in February 1965 to succeed Judge S. H. Fahrni, was the presiding Judge of the Northern J u­ dicial District, with residence at Minnedosa, Manitoba.

Judge Newman is a dedicated Rotarian. He was charter member of the Selkirk Club and is now an active member of the Portage Club. He is also a member of the local Chamber of Commerce and the Carlton Club. He has long been an avid sportsman, but is now only active at golf as a member of the Portage Golf Club.


Charles Rhodes Smith was born in Portage la Prairie in 1896, the son of Richard Henry and Marion Sarah Smith. He attended public schools in Winnipeg, earned his B.A. at the University of Manitoba, his LL.B. at the Manitoba Law School and his Master's at Oxford.