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Martin, Joseph (Fighting Joe)

Born: 1852 AD
Died: 1923 AD, at 70 years of age.

Nationality: Canadian
Categories: Politician

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1852 - Born on September 24th. A Canadian lawyer and politician. Also known as "Fighting Joe".

1883 - He was elected to the Manitoba legislature and served as Attorney-General in the government.

1888 - Became attorney general in the Greenway government.

         - He sponsored the legislation that ended public support for separate schools in Manitoba.

1893-1896 - He sat in the House of Commons and then moved to Vancouver.

1907 - He was the founder the Vancouver Guardian newspaper.

1923 - Died from diabetes on March 2nd and was the first person in Vancouver to be treated with insulin. 

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