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|20th Chief Justice of Nova Scotia|
August 22, 1985 – 1998
|Preceded by||Ian Malcolm MacKeigan|
|Succeeded by||Constance Glube|
November 22, 1928|
Malagash, Nova Scotia
|Died||May 21, 2016
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Early life and education
Born in Malagash, Nova Scotia, in 1928, he graduated from Dalhousie University with a B.A. in 1949 and an LL.B. in 1951. In 1955, he received an LL.M. from Harvard University. He was admitted to the Bar in 1953.
In 1981, he was made a Judge of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, Trial Division. On August 22, 1985, he became the twentieth Chief Justice since the founding of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court in 1754. He retired in 1998. From 1998 to 1999, he was the Chair of the Memorial Advisory Committee of Swissair Flight 111.
He died on May 21, 2016 in Halifax.
He married Mary Lou MacLeod. They had three children: Nora, George and Colin.
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