Fonds PF65 - John Leslie Stewart fonds

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John Leslie Stewart fonds

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CA ON00311 PF65

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  • 1962-1967 (Creation)

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65 cm of textual records

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John Leslie Stewart was born on September 24th, 1911, in Toronto, Ontario, to John L. Stewart and Mary Frances Nicholson. Stewart married Winifred M. Gibson. Stewart was a Prince of Wales Scholar (1929) and a Rhodes Scholar. He earned a B.A. from the University of Toronto (1932), a BCL from Oxford University (1934) and a Diploma in Economics and Politics from Oxford University (1935). Stewart was called to the Bar by Lincoln's Inn in 1935, was admitted to Osgoode Hall Law School that same year and called to the Bar of Ontario in 1936. Stewart was appointed a King's Counsel in 1950. Stewart served with the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada during the Second World War. Stewart was practicing with the firm of Fraser, Beatty, Tucker, McIntosh and Stewart in Toronto when he accepted the position of legal counsel with the Royal Commission on Taxation. He was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire. Stewart died in Toronto on December 6th, 1971.

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Fonds consists of records relating to John Leslie Stewart in his capacity as legal advisor to the Royal Commission on Taxation, popularly known as the Carter Commission (1962-1967).

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