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He married Luella Gertrude Lick of Davidson, Saskatchewan on July 24, 1924 and there were born of the marriage two sons, Clifford Rhodes Smith and Mur ray Rhodes Smith.
From 1916 to 1919 he served with distinction in the First World War. He was called to the Bar in 1923 and entered private practice in 1924 in partnership under the firm name of Broad and Smith. He took a keen in terest in legal education and many lawyers will remember him as an accomplished lecturer at The Manitoba Law SchooL
Mr. Justice C. Rhodes Smith started his varied political career
|Mr. Ju:;tice Charles Rhodes Smith||as an alderman of the City of|
Winnipeg and he served in that capacity from 1935 to 1941. In 1941 he was elected to the Legislative Assembly where he quickly showed his ability. He served as Minister of Labour from 1946 to 1948, as Minister of Education from 1948 to 1950 and as Attorney General from 1950 to 1952.
In 1952 he again responded to the call of public service and accepted the chairmanship of The Restrictive Trade Practises Com mission.
Mr. Justice C. Rhodes Smith was appointed to the Court of Queen's Bench in 1963 and was elevated to the Court of Appeal in 1966.
HON. STERLING RUFUS LYON, Q.C.
Hon. Sterling Lyon was born in Portage la Prairie and re ceived his public and high school ed uca tion here. He is well known and remembered by many. His professional education was obtained in Winnipeg.
He was elected to the Manitoba Legislature in 1958 and again in 1959 and 1962. (Previous to 1958 he had been Crown Attorney for the Province of Manitoba for 4 years.) He was Attorney-General