Morris, Alexander


Morris, Alexander
(1826-1889)
   Born at Perth, Upper Canada. Educated at the University of Glasgow and McGill University; studied law and called to the bar of both Upper and Lower Canada, 1851. Entered public life in 1861 as member for South Lanark; minister of inland revenue, 1869-1872; appointed chief justice of the Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba, 1872; and the same year lieutenant-governor of Manitoba and the North-West Territories; returned to Ontario, 1877, and sat in the Ontario Legislature for East Toronto from 1878 to 1886.
   Index: B Member for South Lanark, advocates Confederation in a pamphlet, Nova Britannia, 129; conference with George Brown on Confederation, 152, 154.
   Bib.: Works: Nova Britannia; Canada and Her Resources; Treaties of Canada. For biog., see Dent, Can. Por. and Last Forty Years.

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