The Thousandth Man: A Biography of James McGregor Stewart

The Thousandth Man A Biography of James McGregor Stewart James McGregor Stewart was perhaps the foremost Canadian corporate lawyer of his day He was also an appellate counsel venture capitalist Conservative Party fundraiser bibliographer of Rud

  • Title: The Thousandth Man: A Biography of James McGregor Stewart
  • Author: Barry Cahill
  • ISBN: 9781442657632
  • Page: 357
  • Format: Paperback
  • James McGregor Stewart 1889 1955 was perhaps the foremost Canadian corporate lawyer of his day He was also an appellate counsel, venture capitalist, Conservative Party fundraiser, bibliographer of Rudyard Kipling, and sometime university teacher of classics A leader of the bar in the inter war period, he was the first Maritimer to serve as president of the Canadian BarJames McGregor Stewart 1889 1955 was perhaps the foremost Canadian corporate lawyer of his day He was also an appellate counsel, venture capitalist, Conservative Party fundraiser, bibliographer of Rudyard Kipling, and sometime university teacher of classics A leader of the bar in the inter war period, he was the first Maritimer to serve as president of the Canadian Bar Association He distinguished himself mainly in constitutional cases before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council During his career, Stewart was also head of the leading law firm in eastern Canada now Stewart McKelvey Stirling Scales , director and vice president of the Royal Bank of Canada, and senior counsel to the Royal Commission on Dominion Provincial Relations.Above all, Stewart was committed to the idea of law as a truly learned profession and to the bar as the most important legal institution To this day, no lawyer has held such prestige and power both within and outside Atlantic Canada in his time he was the only Maritime lawyer who gained full acceptance by every branch of the Canadian establishment.Thematic rather that chronological in approach, this fascinating legal biography provides both a history of a uniquely Canadian career and an interpretation of its significance for Stewart s time and ours.

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