John Joseph Curran
|John Joseph Curran|
|Member of Parliament
for Montreal Centre
1882 Federal Election – 1896 Federal Election
|Preceded by||Michael Patrick Ryan|
|Succeeded by||James McShane|
|Born||February 22, 1842
Montreal, Canada East
|Died||October 1, 1909|
|Cabinet||Solicitor General of Canada|
John Joseph Curran, PC (February 22, 1842 – October 1, 1909) was a Canadian politician and lawyer. He was the country's first Solicitor General between December 5, 1892 and October 17, 1895 and a member of the Conservative Party between February 8, 1883 and October 17, 1895.
Born in Montreal, Canada East, Curran was one of eleven children born to Charles C. and Sarah Kennedy Curran of County Down, Ireland. He attended Collège Ste-Marie and the University of Ottawa. He graduated from McGill Law School in 1862 and was appointed to the Bar of Quebec in 1863. In 1865 he married Mary Elizabeth Brennan, with whom he had seven children. Named to the Queen's Privy Council for Canada in 1882 and became a judge for the Superior Court of Quebec in 1885.
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