John Henderson Lamont
|John Henderson Lamont|
|Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada|
April 2, 1927 – March 10, 1936
|Nominated by||William Lyon Mackenzie King|
|Preceded by||John Idington|
|Succeeded by||Albert Hudson|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan for Prince Albert|
|Preceded by||None (new position)|
|Succeeded by||William Ferdinand Alphonse Turgeon|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Saskatchewan (Provisional District)
|Preceded by||Thomas Osborne Davis|
|Succeeded by||George Ewan McCraney|
November 12, 1865|
Horning's Mills, Canada West
|Died||March 10, 1936
Born in Horning's Mills, Canada West (now Ontario), the son of Duncan Carmichael Lamont and Margaret Robson Henderson, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1892 and a Bachelor of Law degree in 1893 from the University of Toronto. In 1893, he was called to the Bar of Ontario. He practiced law in Toronto until 1899 when he moved to Prince Albert, Northwest Territories (now Saskatchewan) and co-founded a law firm.
In 1902, he became a Crown Prosecutor. In 1904, he was elected as a Liberal candidate to the Canadian House of Commons representing the riding of Saskatchewan (Provisional District), Northwest Territories. In this election he defeated Conservative Thomas McKay who had been elected first mayor of Prince Albert in the 1880s. He resigned on September 5, 1905 and was elected as a Liberal to represent the district of Prince Albert City in the first election of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan. He was also appointed Attorney General. In 1907, he was appointed to the Supreme Court of Saskatchewan. From 1918 to 1927, he was a Justice of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal. On April 2, 1927, he was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada. He served until his death in 1936.
Lamont, Alberta is named in his honour.