John Idington

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John Idington (March 1914)

John Idington (born October 14, 1840 in Puslinch , Upper Canada , today: Ontario ; † February 7, 1928 ) was a Canadian lawyer who was a judge at the Supreme Court of Canada for 22 years between 1905 and 1927 .


Idington, son of Peter Idington and Catherine Stewart, began after school to study law at the University of Ontario , which he graduated in 1864 with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.). After he was admitted to the bar, he practiced law in Stratford and worked there for forty years. He was also Attorney General (Crown Attorney) and Justice of the Peace (Clerk of the Peace) in Perth County . He also served as president of the Western Bar Association from 1894 to 1895 .

1904 Idington was a judge at the High Court of the Province of Ontario (High Court of Justice of Ontario) appointed. Subsequently, on February 10, 1905, Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier appointed him Justice to the Supreme Court of Canada . He served on the Supreme Court until his resignation on March 31, 1927.

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  1. ^ Supreme Court of Canada: Judges