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Douglas Charles Abbott

The Honourable Mr. Justice
Douglas Charles Abbott
File:Douglas Charles Abbott.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Saint-Antoine—Westmount
In office
1940–1954
Preceded by Robert Smeaton White
Succeeded by George Carlyle Marler
Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
In office
July 1, 1954 – December 23, 1973
Preceded by Patrick Kerwin
Succeeded by Brian Dickson/Jean Beetz/Louis-Philippe de Grandpré
Personal details
Born (1889-05-29)May 29, 1889
Lennoxville, Quebec
Died March 15, 1987(1987-03-15) (aged 97)
Political party Liberal
Children Anthony Abbott
Cabinet Minister of National Defence for Naval Services (1945-1946)
Minister of National Defence (1945-1946)
Minister of Finance and Receiver General (1946-1954)

Douglas Charles Abbott, PC (May 29, 1899 – March 15, 1987) was a Canadian Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister. He was born in Lennoxville, Quebec. A member of the Liberal Party of Canada, Abbott served as both Minister of National Defence and Minister of Finance. He was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada on July 1, 1954 and served as Puisne Justice until December 23, 1973.

As of , Abbott was the last Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada appointed directly to the Court from the Cabinet of Canada, and the last Justice to have held elected office prior to his appointment.

Parliamentary seats

House of Commons

  • 16 May 1940-16 April 1945: St. Antoine—Westmount, Quebec
  • 6 September 1945-30 April 1949: St. Antoine—Westmount, Quebec
  • 15 September 1949-13 June 1953: St. Antoine—Westmount, Quebec
  • 12 November 1953-30 June 1954: Saint-Antoine—Westmount, Quebec

Parliamentary functions

Ministry

  • 18 April 1945-11 December 1946: Minister of National Defence for Naval Services
  • 21 August 1945-11 December 1946: Minister of National Defence
  • 10 December 1946-30 June 1954: Minister of Finance and Receiver General

Parliamentary Secretary

  • 1 April 1943-7 March 1945: Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance
  • 8 March 1945-16 April 1945: Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence

External links

  • Douglas Abbott – Parliament of Canada biography

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