Wilson, Sir Adam


Wilson, Sir Adam
(1814-1891)
   Born in Edinburgh. Educated in that city. In 1830 came to Canada; studied law under Robert Baldwin Sullivan, and in 1839 called to the bar of Upper Canada. In 1840 partner of Robert Baldwin, the Reform leader, and built up a successful practice. Elected to the Assembly for the north riding of York; in 1862-1863 solicitor-general in John Sandfield Macdonald's government; resigned on being appointed a judge of the Queen's Bench. Chief-justice of the Court of Common Pleas, 1878; and of Queen's Bench, 1884. Knighted, 1888.
   Index: B Comments on George Brown's letter to Senator Simpson, 249-250; had been supported by Globe in election contests, 250; solicitor-general in Macdonald-Sicotte ministry, 250; attacked by Globe, 250-252; takes no part in Brown's trial for contempt of court, 252, 254.
   Bib.: Dict. Nat. Biog.; Dent, Can. Por. and Last Forty Years.

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