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Dana Porter

Canadian justice.

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