Cameron, Sir Matthew Crooks


Cameron, Sir Matthew Crooks
(1822-1887)
   Born in Dundas, Ontario. Educated at the Home District Grammar School, Toronto, and at Upper Canada College; studied law and called to the bar of Upper Canada, 1849. Sat in the Assembly for North Ontario, 1861-1863 and 1864-1867. Defeated in North Ontario for election to the House of Commons, 1867. Elected to the Ontario Assembly for East Toronto; provincial secretary, 1867-1871; commissioner of crown lands, 1871-1872; leader of the opposition in the Assembly, 1872-1876. Appointed judge of the Court of Queen's Bench, 1878; chief-justice of the Common Pleas Division of the High Court of Justice, 1884. =Index: B= Seconds motion to submit Confederation scheme to the people, 185.
   Bib.: Dent, Can. Por.; Rattray, The Scot in British North America; Read, Lives of the Judges.

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