Henry Hague Davis
|Henry Hague Davis|
|Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada|
January 31, 1935 – June 30, 1944
|Nominated by||Richard Bedford Bennett|
|Preceded by||Robert Smith|
|Succeeded by||James Wilfred Estey|
|9th President of the Canadian Bar Association|
|Preceded by||G.H. Montgomery, K.C.|
|Succeeded by||J.W. de B. Farris, K.C.|
|8th President of the Ontario Bar Association|
|Preceded by||Dalton Lally McCarthy, K.C.|
|Succeeded by||Ward Wright, K.C.|
September 10, 1885|
|Died||June 30, 1944(aged 58)|
|Alma mater||University of Toronto|
Born in Brockville, Ontario, the son of William Henry Davis and Eliza Dowsley, he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1907, a Master of Arts in 1909 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1911 all from the University of Toronto. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1911 and then proceeded to practice law with the firm of Kilmer, McAndrew & Irving in Toronto. In 1933, he was appointed to the Ontario Court of Appeal.
Davis had been actively involved in the Canadian Bar Association while in practice, and maintained that involvement while on the Bench. He was President of the Ontario Bar Association when appointed to the Court, and finished his term in that office. He then served as national President of the Canadian Bar Association while on the Supreme Court.
Justice Davis served until his death in 1944.