Albert Clements Killam
|Albert Clements Killam|
|Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada|
August 8, 1903 – February 6, 1905
|Nominated by||Wilfrid Laurier|
|Preceded by||John Douglas Armour|
|Succeeded by||John Idington|
September 18, 1849|
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
|Died||March 1, 1908
Albert Clements Killam, QC (September 18, 1849 – March 1, 1908) was a Canadian lawyer, politician, judge, railway commissioner, and Puisne judge of the Supreme Court of Canada. He was the first judge from Western Canada to be appointed to the Supreme Court.
Born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, the son of George Killam and Caroline Clements, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1872 from the University of Toronto. He was called to the Ontario bar in 1877 and practised for two years in Windsor. In 1879, he moved to Winnipeg and was called to the Manitoba bar.
In 1883, he was elected as a Liberal to the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba for the riding of Winnipeg South. He resigned in 1885, when he was appointed to the Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba. In 1899, he was named Chief Justice of Manitoba and was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada in 1903. He resigned in 1905 to become Chief Commissioner of the Board of Railway Commissioners. He died in 1908.
Killam, Alberta is named in his honour.
- Supreme Court of Canada biography
- "Albert Clements Killam". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2005.