Robert Easton Burns
|Robert Easton Burns|
|12th Chancellor of the University of Toronto|
|Preceded by||William Hume Blake|
|Succeeded by||George Skeffington Connor|
December 26, 1805|
Niagara (Niagara-on-the-Lake), Upper Canada
|Died||January 12, 1863
Toronto, Canada West
|Occupation||lawyer and judge|
Born in Niagara (Niagara-on-the-Lake), Upper Canada, the son of the Reverend John and Jane Burns, Burns was educated at home and at the Niagara District Grammar School. A lawyer, he was also a puisne judge on the Court of Queen’s Bench from 1850 until his death in 1863. From 1857 to 1861, he was the Chancellor of the University of Toronto. From 1849 to 1850, he was the treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
- "Robert Easton Burns". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2016.
William Hume Blake
|Chancellor of the University of Toronto
George Skeffington Connor
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