Edmund Leslie Newcombe

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Edmund Leslie Newcombe
Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
In office
September 16, 1924 – December 9, 1931
Nominated by William Lyon Mackenzie King
Preceded by Francis Alexander Anglin
Succeeded by Oswald Smith Crocket
Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General
In office
Preceded by Robert Sedgewick
Succeeded by William Stuart Edwards
Personal details
Born (1859-02-17)February 17, 1859
Cornwallis, Nova Scotia
Died December 9, 1931(1931-12-09) (aged 72)
Alma mater
Profession Lawyer
Religion Presbyterian

Edmund Leslie Newcombe, CMG KC[1] (February 17, 1859 – December 9, 1931) was a Canadian lawyer, civil servant, and Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Early life[edit]

Born in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, the son of John Cumming Newcombe and Abigail H. Calkin, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1878 and a Master of Arts degree in 1881 from Dalhousie University. He received a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1881 from the short-lived University of Halifax.


In 1882, he was called to the Nova Scotia Bar and started to practice law.

In 1893, he became Deputy Minister of Justice and was called to the Ontario Bar. In 1924, he was appointed to the Supreme Court and served until his death in 1931.


  1. ^ The civil service of Canada. Ottawa: The Civilian. 1914. p. 194. 

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