Walter Stewart Owen
|The Honourable Walter Stewart Owen
|22nd Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia|
February 13, 1973 – May 18, 1978
|Governor General||Roland Michener
|Preceded by||John Robert Nicholson|
|Succeeded by||Henry Pybus Bell-Irving|
|30th President of the Canadian Bar Association|
|Preceded by||Arthur Kelly, Q.C.|
|Succeeded by||Renault St. Laurent, c.r.|
January 26, 1904|
Atlin, British Columbia
|Died||January 13, 1981
Vancouver, British Columbia
In his youth, Owen was the first premier of the British Columbia Older Boys' Parliament, which later became the British Columbia Youth Parliament. He became a prominent lawyer in Vancouver. He was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1928 and in 1933 was named the youngest crown prosecutor in Canada at that time. He later went into private practice and co-founded the Vancouver law firm Owen Bird. In 1958, he was elected as the president of the Canadian Bar Association.
He is the father of Philip Owen, who served three terms as the mayor of the city of Vancouver.
In 1978, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.
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