Francis Alexander Anglin

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The Right Honourable
Francis Alexander Anglin
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7th Chief Justice of Canada
In office
September 16, 1924 – February 28, 1933
Nominated by W. L. Mackenzie King
Preceded by Louis Henry Davies
Succeeded by Lyman Duff
Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
In office
February 23, 1909 – September 16, 1924
Nominated by Wilfrid Laurier
Preceded by James Maclennan
Succeeded by Edmund Leslie Newcombe
Personal details
Born (1865-04-02)April 2, 1865
Saint John, New Brunswick
Died March 2, 1933(1933-03-02) (aged 67)
Relations Timothy Anglin, father
Margaret Anglin, sister

Francis Alexander Anglin PC (April 2, 1865 – March 2, 1933) was the seventh Chief Justice of Canada from 1924 until 1933.

Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, one of 9 children of Parliamentarian Timothy Anglin, and elder brother to the renowned stage actress, Margaret Anglin, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Ottawa in 1887. Anglin studied law at the Law Society of Upper Canada (which in those days taught law) and was called to the bar in 1888 establishing a practice in Toronto. In 1896 he became Clerk of the Surrogate Court of Ontario.

He was appointed to the Exchequer Division of the High Court of Justice of Ontario in 1904 and, thanks to a nomination from the Laurier government, to the Supreme Court of Canada on February 23, 1909, becoming Chief Justice in 1924 thanks to a nomination by the first Mackenzie King government, and serving until his retirement, two days before his death, in 1933.[1]


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