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James F. Macleod

The Honourable James F. Macleod


1887 - 1894   Justice of the Supreme Court of the North-West Territories

James Macleod, after graduating from Queen's University, became a member of the Ontario Bar.

Mr. Macleod served as Lieutenant-Colonel from 1876-1887. He served during the Red River Resistance and afterward at Fort Garry. He was also appointed a Stipendiary Magistrate in 1876.

In 1887 he was appointed to the Supreme Court of the North-West Territories where he served for 7 years in the jurisdiction of Southern Alberta, Fort Macleod. Justice Macleod was more colonel than judge. He had little interest in legal niceties and used an inborn pragmatism to bring men together to resolve disputes.

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