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Finding Aid - John Hawkins Hagarty fonds (PF146)

John Hawkins Hagarty fonds


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Biographical Sketch
John Hawkins Hagarty was born on September 17th, 1816, in Dublin, Ireland. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, for one year before immigrating to Upper Canada in 1834. He articled in the law office of George Duggan, in Toronto, before his call to the Bar in 1840. Hagarty set up practice with John Willoughby Crawford in Toronto and taught law at Trinity College from 1852 to 1855. He was elected a bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1855. The majority of his career, however, was spent on the bench. He served as a judge of the Court of Common Pleas from 1856 to 1862; a judge of the Court of Queen's Bench from 1862 to 1868; Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas from 1868 to 1878; Chief Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench from 1878 to 1881; Chief Justice of Ontario, High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench, from 1881 to 1884; and Chief Justice of Ontario, Court of Appeal from 1884 to 1897. Hagarty was knighted upon his retirement in June 1897. John Hawkins Hagarty died on April 27th, 1900, in Toronto.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of an illuminated address made and presented by the Bar of Ontario to John Hawkins Hagarty on the occasion of his retirement from the bench in 1897.

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Reference Code / Title / Date
985111-001 Commemorative address presented to John Hawkins Hagarty. -- 12 June 1897
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