John Wellington Gwynne

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John Wellington Gwynne
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The Honourable Mr. Justice John Wellington Gwynne
Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
In office
January 14, 1879 – January 7, 1902
Nominated by John A. Macdonald
Preceded by William Johnstone Ritchie
Succeeded by David Mills
Personal details
Born (1814-03-30)March 30, 1814
Castleknock, Ireland
Died January 7, 1902(1902-01-07) (aged 87)
Ottawa, Ontario

John Wellington Gwynne, QC (March 30, 1814 – January 7, 1902) was a Canadian lawyer and Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Born in Castleknock, Ireland, the son of William Gwynne and Eliza Nelson, he emigrated to Canada in 1832.

Gwynne was elected a bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1849 and appointed QC in 1850.

In 1874, he was appointed a puisne judge of the Ontario Court of Appeal. In 1879, he was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada and he served until his death in 1902.