Osgoode, William


Osgoode, William
(1754-1824)
   Born in England. Educated at Oxford; studied law, and called to the English bar, 1779. Appointed chief-justice of Upper Canada, 1792; and chief-justice of Lower Canada, 1794. In 1801 resigned and returned to England. Osgoode Hall, Toronto, the seat of the provincial law courts, is named after him.
   Index: S Legislative councillor, 49; executive councillor, 79; chief-justice, 178. Dr Chief-justice of Lower Canada, 291.
   Bib.: Morgan, Cel. Can.; Dent, Can. Por.; Read, Lives of the Judges.

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