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Finding Aid - George Arthur Addy fonds (PF240)

George Arthur Addy fonds

1945-[1973?]

4 p. ; 43 x 42.5 cm or smaller
1 photograph : col. ; 27 x 24.5 on mat 34 x 40.5 cm 

Biographical Sketch
George Arthur Addy was born in Ottawa, Ontario, on 28 Sept. 1915. He attended the University of Ottawa, graduating with a BA in 1937. He enrolled in Osgoode Hall Law School in the fall of 1937 and articled in Ottawa with lawyer J.F.L. Cote. During the Second World War, from 1940 to 1945, Addy was on active service, first as a lieutenant and then as a captain with the Regiment de Hull. He was called to the Bar in absentia by proxy in Apr. 1942. After the war, Addy was called to the Bar in propria persona in Oct. 1945 and began his legal career, becoming a partner in law firm Vincent, Addy and Carbonneau in Ottawa in 1948. He was made a Queen's Counsel in 1961. In 1967, Addy was appointed to Ontario's High Court of Justice and then to Federal Court of Canada (Trial Division) in 1973. He retired from the bench in 1990. George Addy died on 3 Aug. 1997.
 
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of certificates issued to George Arthur Addy at various moments in his legal career as a lawyer and judge. Also included is a group portrait of Addy with fellow judges of the Ontario High Court of Justice.
 
Restrictions
No restrictions on access.

Reference Code / Title / Date
2014037-001 Certificate enrolling George Arthur Addy as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ontario. -- 18 Oct. 1945
2014037-01P Photograph of Ontario High Court of Justice judges. -- [between 1967 and 1972]
2014037-002 Commission appointing George Arthur Addy to be a notary public in the Province of Ontario. -- 10 Nov. 1945
2014037-003 Commission appointing George Arthur Addy to be one of Her Majesty's Counsel learned in the law for the province of Ontario. -- 21 May 1961
2014037-004 Certificate appointing George Arthur Addy a judge of the Supreme Court of Ontario, a member of the High Court of Justice and a member of the Ontario Court of Appeal. -- 23 Oct. 1967
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