Addy, George Arthur, 1915-1997

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Addy, George Arthur, 1915-1997

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1915-1997

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George Arthur Addy was born in Ottawa, Ontario, on 28 Sept. 1915. He attended the University of Ottawa, graduating with a BA in 1937. He enrolled in Osgoode Hall Law School in the fall of 1937 and articled in Ottawa with lawyer J.F.L. Cote. During the Second World War, from 1940 to 1945, Addy was on active service, first as a lieutenant and then as a captain with the Regiment de Hull. He was called to the Bar in absentia by proxy in Apr. 1942. After the war, Addy was called to the Bar in propria persona in Oct. 1945 and began his legal career, becoming a partner in law firm Vincent, Addy and Carbonneau in Ottawa in 1948. He was made a Queen's Counsel in 1961. In 1967, Addy was appointed to Ontario's High Court of Justice and then to Federal Court of Canada (Trial Division) in 1973. He retired from the bench in 1990. George Addy died on 3 Aug. 1997.

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