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John Henderson Lamont

The Hon.
John Henderson Lamont
26th Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
In office
April 2, 1927 – March 10, 1936
Nominated by William Lyon Mackenzie King
Preceded by John Idington
Succeeded by Albert Hudson
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan for Prince Albert
In office
1905–1907
Preceded by None (new position)
Succeeded by William Ferdinand Alphonse Turgeon
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Saskatchewan (Provisional District)
In office
1904–1905
Preceded by Thomas Osborne Davis
Succeeded by George Ewan McCraney
Personal details
Born (1865-11-12)November 12, 1865
Horning's Mills, Canada West
Died March 10, 1936(1936-03-10) (aged 70)
Ottawa, Ontario
Political party Liberal

John Henderson Lamont (November 12, 1865 – March 10, 1936) was a Canadian lawyer, politician, and Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Born in Horning's Mills, Canada West (now Ontario), the son of Duncan Carmichael Lamont and Margaret Robson Henderson, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1892 and a Bachelor of Law degree in 1893 from the University of Toronto. In 1893, he was called to the Bar of Ontario. He practiced law in Toronto until 1899 when he moved to Prince Albert, Northwest Territories (now Saskatchewan) and co-founded a law firm.

In 1902, he became a Crown Prosecutor. In 1904, he was elected as a Liberal candidate to the Canadian House of Commons representing the riding of Saskatchewan (Provisional District), Northwest Territories. In this election he defeated Conservative Thomas McKay who had been elected first mayor of Prince Albert in the 1880s. He resigned on September 5, 1905 and was elected as a Liberal to represent the district of Prince Albert City in the first election of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan. He was also appointed Attorney General. In 1907, he was appointed to the Supreme Court of Saskatchewan. From 1918 to 1927, he was a Justice of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal. On April 2, 1927, he was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada. He served until his death in 1936.

Lamont, Alberta is named in his honour.

External links

  • Supreme Court of Canada biography
  • John Henderson Lamont – Parliament of Canada biography
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