Robert Smith (judge)
|The Honourable Mr. Justice
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
|Preceded by||Robert Abercrombie Pringle|
|Succeeded by||Duncan Orestes Alguire|
|27th Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada|
|Nominated by||William Lyon Mackenzie King|
|Preceded by||None (new position)|
|Succeeded by||Henry Hague Davis|
December 7, 1858|
Ramsay Township, Canada West
|Died||March 18, 1942
|Children||Arnold Neilson Smith|
Born in Lanark County, Canada West (now Ontario), the son of William Smith and Jean Neilson, he was educated in Almonte and at Osgoode Hall. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1885. He then practiced law in Cornwall, Ontario.
In 1888, Smith married Florence Parker Pettit.
In 1922, he was appointed to the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Ontario and then to the Appellate Division. In 1926, he sat on the Supreme Court as an ad hoc judge and was appointed as a judge in 1927. He retired in 1933.
- Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.
- Robert Smith (judge) – Parliament of Canada biography
- James G. Snell; Frederick Vaughan (1985). The Supreme Court of Canada: History of the Institution. University of Toronto Press. ISBN 0802034179., p. 148.