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Finding Aid - Joseph Sedgwick collection (PF139)

Joseph Sedgwick collection


2 p.

Biographical Sketch
Joseph Sedgwick was born on November 24th, 1898, in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. After serving as a Sergeant Major in the infantry during the First World War, Sedgwick attended the University of Toronto. He then enrolled at Osgoode Hall Law School in 1920. In 1923, he was called to the Bar after articling with Abraham Cohen, in Toronto. Sedgwick worked in the Department of the Attorney General from 1931 to 1937, and became a King's Counsel in 1933. An active member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, he served as a bencher from 1941 to 1981 and as Treasurer from 1962 to 1963. Between 1952 and 1954, he was part of a Royal Commission to revise the Criminal Code. In addition to his legal work, Sedgwick was a director of the Globe & Mail, Imperial Trust Company, Skyline Hotels and Burns Foods Limited. In 1974, he was made a Companion to the Order of Canada. Joseph Sedgwick died on December 27th, 1981, in Toronto.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of a letter written by Robert Baldwin to Larratt W. Smith in 1843.
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Reference Code / Title / Date
986161-001 Letter from Robert Baldwin to Larratt W. Smith. -- 1843
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