This day in the history
of the Supreme Court of Canada
and in the legal history of Canada
Patrick Kerwin, who will become Chief Justice of Canada in 1954, is born in Sarnia, Ontario.
The Honourable Pierre-Basile Mignault is appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada as a puisne judge. Justice Mignault is the first person born in the United States of America and appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Peter deCarteret Cory, who will be appointed puisne judge of the Supreme Court of Canada in 1989, is born in Windsor, Ontario.