Judges of the Court
The Right Honourable Francis Alexander Anglin, P.C.
Francis Alexander Anglin was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, on April 2, 1865. He was the son of Timothy Warren Anglin and Ellen McTavish. After graduating from Collège Sainte-Marie in Montreal, he attended the University of Ottawa, from which he obtained a B.A. in 1887. He enrolled as a law student with the Law Society of Upper Canada and was called to the bar in 1888. He established his practice in Toronto, eventually founding the law firm of Anglin & Mallon. In 1896 he became Clerk of the Surrogate Court of Ontario. His publications included Limitations of Actions against Trustees and Relief from Liability for Technical Breaches of Trust. He was appointed to the Exchequer Division of the High Court of Justice of Ontario in 1904 and to the Supreme Court of Canada on February 23, 1909. On September 16, 1924, he became Chief Justice of Canada. He served on the Supreme Court for 24 years, retiring on February 28, 1933. Chief Justice Anglin died two days after his retirement, on March 2, 1933, at the age of 67.