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Gunnar S. Thorvaldson, Canadian lawyer. Member Manitoba Legislature, 1941-1949, Senate, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1958-1969. Canadian delegate General Assembly, United Nations, 1958.; Member Law Society Manitoba (president 1956-1958), Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce (president 1952-1953), Canadian Chamber of Commerce (president 1954-1955), Zeta Psi. Progressive Conservative.; Member United Church; Mason.

Background

Thorvaldson, Gunnar S. was born on March 18, 1901 in Riverton, Manitoba, Canada. Son of Sveinn and Margaret (Solmundson) Thorvaldson.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, University Manitoba, 1925.

Career

Admitted to Manitoba bar, 1925. Practiced in Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1925-1969. Member firm Thorvaldson & Company.

Appointed King’s counsel, 1941-1969. Director Anthes Imperial Ltd., Gamble MacLeod Ltd., CAE Industries Ltd., Canadian Premier Life Insurance Company, Canada Security Assurance Company, Western Gypsum Products Ltd.

Membership

Member Manitoba Legislature, 1941-1949, Senate, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1958-1969. Canadian delegate General Assembly, United Nations, 1958. Member Law Society Manitoba (president 1956-1958), Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce (president 1952-1953), Canadian Chamber of Commerce (president 1954-1955), Zeta Psi.

Progressive Conservative. Member United Church. Mason.; Clubs: Manitoba, St. Charles Country, Winnipeg Conservative, Optimist (Winnipeg).

Connections

Married Edna Schwitzer, October 9, 1926.

father:
Sveinn Thorvaldson

mother:
Margaret (Solmundson) Thorvaldson

spouse:
Edna Schwitzer