Wilfred G. Harrison, a
member of the Edmonton bar, has clearly demonstrated his ability to cope
with intricate legal problems and his success is attested by the
practice accorded him. He was born at Glencoe, Ontario, in 1879, and is
of Scotch and English descent in the paternal line, while his maternal
ancestors were natives of Ireland.
Following his graduation
from the Glencoe high school Wilfred G. Harrison began his academic
training, winning the B. A. degree in 1900, and he then enrolled as a
law student at Osgoode Hall ill Ontario. He finished his law course in
the office of Hon. H. W. Newlands, now lieutenant governor of
Saskatchewan, who was then residing at Dawson, in Yukon Territory, and
in 1903 was admitted to the bar of that territory. In the same year he
went to the States, going to Idaho, and was made registrar of the State
University, situated in the city of Moscow. He served in that capacity
for two years and in October, 1905, returned to Canada, choosing
Edmonton as his place of residence. In 1918 his professional ability won
him election to the office of prosecuting attorney of Edmonton and in
the same year he acted as police magistrate for two months, while P. C.
H. Primrose, the incumbent of that office, was enjoying a vacation. He
is well read in the minutiae of the law and prepares his cases with
thoroughness, precision and skill.
While residing in Moscow,
Idaho, Mr. Harrison was married on December 26, 1908, to Miss Rose A.
Forney, a daughter of James H. Forney, a leading representative of the
legal fraternity of that city. Mr. Harrison is fond of all outdoor
sports, but is partial to football, baseball and hockey. Ile has
membership in the Edmonton Club and the Edmonton Golf & Country Club and
is an Episcopalian in religious faith, while his Political support is
given to the Liberal party.