Lawrence Arthur Dumoulin Cannon

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Lawrence Arthur Dumoulin Cannon
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28th Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
In office
January 14, 1930 – December 25, 1939
Nominated by William Lyon Mackenzie King
Preceded by Pierre-Basile Mignault
Succeeded by Robert Taschereau
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Québec-Centre
In office
1916–1923
Preceded by Eugène Leclerc
Succeeded by Pierre-Vincent Faucher
Personal details
Born (1877-04-28)April 28, 1877
Arthabaska, Quebec
Died December 25, 1939(1939-12-25) (aged 62)
Ottawa, Ontario
Resting place Cimetière Notre-Dame-de-Belmont
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Mary Corrine Fitzpatrick
Relations Lucien Cannon, brother
Children Charles-Arthur Dumoulin Cannon
Alma mater Université Laval
Profession Lawyer

Lawrence Arthur Dumoulin Cannon (April 28, 1877 – December 25, 1939) was a Canadian lawyer, politician, and Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Born in Arthabaska, Quebec, the son of Lawrence John Cannon and Aurélie Dumoulin, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1896 from Université Laval. In 1899 he received an LL.L also from Université Laval. He was called to the Bar in 1899 and practiced law. His brother was Lucien Cannon, a politician and cabinet minister.

In 1908, he was elected to the City council of Quebec City. In 1916, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for the riding of Québec-Centre as a Liberal. He was re-elected in 1919 but was defeated in 1923.

He returned to private practice until he was appointed to the Court of King's Bench of Quebec in 1927. He was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1930 and served until his death in 1939.

Cannon helped create a powerful family legacy. The extended Cannon family would go on to have strong regional and national political influence in Canada for decades, members serving in positions as lawyers, judges, Supreme Court judges, senators, ministers of defence, solicitors general, and Members of Parliament.

His great-nephew Lawrence Cannon was a Member of Parliament from 2006 to 2011, serving in Prime Minister Stephen Harper's cabinet.

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