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Finding Aid - W. Earl Smith fonds (PF113)

W. Earl Smith fonds

1921, [1952?], 1963-[1964?]

8 p.

Biographical Sketch
William Earl Smith, commonly known as W. Earl Smith, was born in Wiarton, Ontario, on March 10th, 1892. He attended the University of Toronto, where he received a BA degree in 1916. After serving as a Sergeant-Major during the First World War, Smith enrolled in Osgoode Hall Law School in 1919. Smith was called to the Bar in 1921 (graduated as a Bronze Medallist) and was appointed a King's Counsel in 1945. Practising law primarily in Toronto, Smith served as Secretary of the Law Society of Upper Canada from June 21st, 1934 to June 30th, 1966. He also served as Secretary of the Conference of Representatives of the Governing Bodies of the Legal Profession in the Provinces of Canada for 15 years. Smith died on December 28th, 1967.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records pertaining to the legal certification W. Earl Smith and other activities. Records include his Call to the Bar certificate from 1921, notes for a speech, and membership certificates from social and law-related groups.
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Reference Code / Title / Date
985310-001 Call to the Bar certificate issued to William Earl Smith. -- 19 May 1921
985310-002 Certificate of membership in the Order of the Good Time issued to W. Earl Smith. -- [1952?]
985310-003 Certificate of honourary life membership in the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto. -- 6 May 1963
985310-004 Speech notes. -- [1964?]
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