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Dana Porter

Dana Porter, Canadian justice. member Ontario Legislature from St. George, 1943-1958.

Background

  • Porter, Dana was born on January 14, 1901 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Son of Geonge D. and Lena (Harris) Porter.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University Toronto, 1921. Master of Arts, Balliol College, University of Oxford, 1923. Doctor of Laws, Queen’s U., 1951, Western U., 1951, McMaster U., 1951.

    Career

    • Called to Ontario bar, 1926. Practiced in Toronto as member firm Fennell, Porter & Davis until 1945. Member Ontario Legislature from St. George, 1943-1958.

      Minister planning and development, Ontario, 1944-1948. Minister education, provincial secretary, Ontario, 1948-1951. Attorney general Ontario, 1949-1955.

      Provincial treasurer, Ontario, 1955-1957. Chief justice, Ontario, since 1958. Chairman, Royal Commission Banking and Finance, since 1961.

      Chancellor U. Waterloo. Board of Governors U. Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum Home: 10 Pinehill Road, Toronto 5. Office: Osgoode Hall, Toronto 1, Ontario, Can.

    Membership

    Member Ontario Legislature from St. George, 1943-1958.

    Connections

    • Married Dorothy C. Ramsay Parker, October 5, 1929. Children: Dana G., Julian H. Read law with firm Nasmith & Fennell.
    • father: Geonge D. Porter
    • mother: Lena (Harris) Porter
    • spouse: Dorothy C. Ramsay Parker
    • children: Dana G. Porter
    • Julian H. Read law with firm Nasmith & Fennell Porter
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    Born January 14, 1901
    Died March 13, 1967
    (aged 66)
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