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James T. Brown

The Honourable James T. Brown


1910 - 1918   Justice Supreme Court of Saskatchewan
1918 - 1957   Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench for Saskatchewan

James T. Brown was born in Huntington, Quebec in 1871. He graduated with honours from McGill University in 1893. He was admitted to the Manitoba Bar in 1896 and then moved to Moosomin (one of the most active judicial centres in the Province at that time) to establish the well-known, successful firm of Brown, Wylie and Mundell.

In 1910 he was appointed to the Supreme Court of Saskatchewan and in 1918, when the Saskatchewan Courts were reorganized to establish an Appeal Court and a King's Bench Court, he was appointed the Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench where he presided for thirty-nine years.

Justice Brown served on the Regina Riot Inquiry Commission (1935-1936), the Royal Grain Inquiry Commission (1928-1931) and the Brown-Elwood Royal Commission (1916).

Chief Justice Brown died on April 29, 1957.

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