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Finding Aid - Hamilton Cassels, Jr. fonds (PF77)

Hamilton Cassels, Jr. fonds

4 cm of textual records

Biographical Sketch
Hamilton (Laddie) Cassels, Jr. was born on August 1st, 1895, in Toronto, Ontario, to Hamilton Cassels and Mary Yarwood Baldwin. Cassels earned a degree from the University of Toronto in 1913. He was admitted to Osgoode Hall Law School in 1917 and was called to the Bar in 1920. He practiced in Toronto with the firm of Cassels, Brock and Kelly. Cassels served as an elected bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada from 1941 to 1956, and was a life bencher from 1956 to 1973.
Cassels served as a member of the 48th Highlanders in the First World War and as a Lieutenant Colonel of the 2nd Battalion in the Second World War. He was a former director and coach of the Toronto Argonauts football team. He also served as president of the County of York Law Association. Cassels died in Toronto on March 24th, 1973.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of certificates relating to the education and legal career of Hamilton Cassels, Jr., and files maintained by Cassels while a bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
No restrictions on access, unless records contain confidential business information of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Reference code / Title / Date
1-4-3-1 Legal Education Committee. -- 1948-1949 [closed]
1-4-3-2 Federation of Law Associations of Ontario. -- 1947-1954 [closed]
986008-003 Call to the Bar certificate of Hamilton Cassels, Jr.. -- 20 May 1920
986008-004 Commission appointing Hamilton Cassels a solicitor. -- 18 Nov. 1920
986008-005 Receipt from the Law Society of Upper Canada. – 1920
986008-006 Commission appointing Hamilton Cassels a King's Counsel. -- 17 June 1933
2001036-001 Law Society of Upper Canada: J.S. Denison estate. -- 1956-1974 [closed]
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