Charles Peers Davidson

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Sir Charles Peers Davidson
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Chief Justice of the Quebec Superior Court
In office
Personal details
Born January 1841
Huntingdon, Lower Canada
Died January 29, 1929 (aged 87–88)
New York City, New York

Sir Charles Peers Davidson KC (January 1841 – January 29, 1929) was a Canadian lawyer and judge.

Born in Huntingdon, Lower Canada to Capt. Alexander Davidson and Marion Peers, Davidson was educated at McGill University where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1863, a Master of Arts degree in 1867, a Bachelor of Civil Law degree in 1873, and a D.C.L. in 1875. He was awarded an honorary LL.D. from McGill in 1912. He was appointed to the Quebec Bar in 1864 and was made a member of the Queen's Counsel in 1876.[1]

Charles fathered seven children including Cam and Shirley Davidson (who both won the Stanley Cup) and Thornton Davidson. Tragically both Shirley and Thornton would die by drowning in 1907 and 1912 respectively, the latter in the RMS Titanic disaster.

In 1887 he was appointed a puisne judge of the Superior Court of the province of Quebec. From 1912 to 1915 he was Chief Justice of the Superior Court of the Province of Quebec. In 1913, he was made a Knight Bachelor.[1]

He died in New York City in 1929.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Charles Peers Davidson". The Quebec History Encyclopedia. 

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