Jonathan Ogden (surgeon)

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Dr. Jonathan Ogden (died 1803) was a Canadian surgeon and chief justice of Newfoundland.[1]

Born Nova Scotia, Ogden was sent to St. John's in 1784 as assistant surgeon for the Royal Navy. In 1794, he was appointed magistrate for St. John's and then in 1798 as magistrate of all of Newfoundland and deputy naval officer under Richard Hatt Noble. In 1802, Ogden was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, a position he had resigned the following year.

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  1. ^ D. W. Prowse (1 October 2007). A History of Newfoundland from the English, Colonial and Foreign Records. Heritage Books. p. 662. ISBN 978-0-7884-2310-9.