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Francis Gordon Forbes


Francis Gordon Forbes

Francis Gordon Forbes (December 27, 1857 – September 4, 1941) was a lawyer, judge and political figure in Nova Scotia, Canada. He represented Queens and then Shelburne and Queen's in the Canadian House of Commons from 1891 to 1896 as a Liberal member.[1]

He was born in Liverpool, Nova Scotia,[1] the son of James Fraser Forbes and Sarah Jane Jacobs.[2] Forbes was educated at St. Peter's School in Prince Edward Island and the University of King's College in Windsor. He was admitted to the Nova Scotia bar in 1883. In 1887, he married Harriette Frances Collins.[3] He practised law in Halifax.[2] Forbes resigned his seat in July 1896 after he was named sub-Collector of Customs.[1] In 1897, he was named a county court judge for Nova Scotia, serving until 1921. Forbes died in Vancouver, British Columbia at the age of 83.[2]

His sister Sarah served as a nursing sister with the Canadian contingent in the Boer War.[4]


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