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Finding Aid - John Leslie Prentice fonds (PF130)

John Leslie Prentice fonds

1922-19351 cm of textual records

2 photographs

Biographical Sketch
John Leslie Prentice was born on January 19th, 1886, in Wellington County, Ontario. He attended the University of Toronto, where he received a BA degree in 1922. That same year, he enrolled in Osgoode Hall Law School. He articled with Morley Calvin Pritchard, in Toronto, and was called to the Bar in 1926. He became a King's Counsel in 1935. Primarily a Toronto-based lawyer, Prentice also served as a magistrate in the Magistrates' Court in Toronto from 1938 to 1961. In 1935, an interest in politics led Prentice to run, unsuccessfully, for federal parliament as a member of the Liberal party in the Toronto riding of Parkdale. Prentice retired from law in 1980. He died on October 2nd, 1989, at the age of 103.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records pertaining to the professional life of John Leslie Prentice, a Toronto-based lawyer, bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada, and magistrate. The materials in this fonds relate to his educational and legal certifications in particular. These records include diplomas, commissions, certificates and photographs.
Item 990021-001 is written in Latin.
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Reference Code / Title / Date
990021-001 Bachelor of Arts diploma issued to John Leslie Prentice. -- 9 June 1922
990021-01P Graduating class, Osgoode Hall Law School, 1926. -- 1926
990021-002 Call to the Bar certificate issued to John Leslie Prentice. -- 21 Oct. 1926
990021-003 Certificate enrolling John Leslie Prentice as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ontario. -- 21 Oct. 1926
990021-004 Commission appointing John Leslie Prentice to be a notary public. -- 21 Oct. 1926
990021-005 Commission appointing John Leslie Prentice a King's Counsel. -- 19 Dec. 1935
P19 Liberal candidates of Toronto and York constituencies prepare for election Oct. 14th, 1935. -- 14 Oct. 1935
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