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Lawyer

J. Watson Macnaught, Canadian lawyer. member House of Commons, 1945-1947, 63-65; Member Canadian Association Retarded Children, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scoti Bar Associations, Phi Delta Phi.; Rotarian.

Background

Macnaught, J. Watson was born on June 19, 1904 in Coleman, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Son of Robert C. and Emily (Moreshead) MacN.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Dalhousie U., 1928, Bachelor of Laws, 1930.

Career

Called to Canadian bar, created King’s counsel, 1942. Law clerk Prince Edward Isle Legislative Assembly, 1935-1941, clerk of assembly, 1941-1945. Crown prosecutor Prince County, 1942-1945.

Member House of Commons, 1945-1947, 63-65. Parliamentary assistant to minister fisheries, 1948-1957. Solicitor general Canada, 1963-1965.

Minister mines and technical surveys, 1965. Chairman of Dominion Coal Board, 1966-1969. Now member firm J. Watson & John W. MacNaught, Prince Edward Island Secretary, Prince Edward Island branch Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, 1941-1945, delegate conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 1950.

Adviser Canandian delegation Tokyo meeting, 1955. Head Canadian delegation organization International N. Pacific Fisheries Commission, Washington, 1953. Canadian representative inauguration president of Mexico, 1964.

Membership

Member House of Commons, 1945-1947, 63-65. Member Canadian Association Retarded Children, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scoti Bar Associations, Phi Delta Phi.

Connections

Married Eva Palmer, May 11, 1932. Children: John William, David Alexander.

father:
Robert C. MacN.

mother:
Emily (Moreshead) MacN.

spouse:
Eva Palmer

children:
John William Macnaught

David Alexander Macnaught