Log In

John Leslie Stewart Edit Profile


John Leslie Stewart, Canadian lawyer. Decorated Order British Empire; Officer Order Orange Nassau (Netherlands). Served as lieutenant colonel Canadian Army, World World War World War II; Member Alpha Delta Phi.


Stewart, John Leslie was born on September 24, 1911 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Son of John Leslie and Mary Frances (Nicholson) Stewart.


Bachelor of Arts, University Toronto, 1932. Bachelor of Civil Law, U. Oxofrd, 1934, diploma politics and economics, 1935.


Called to bar, London, England., 1935, Ontario, 1936, appointed Queen’s Counsel, 1950. With Fraser & Beatty, and successor firms, Toronto, 1936-1971, partner, 1936-1971. Director various Canadian corporations Executive committee corporation Trinity College, Toronto.

Secretary Canada Rhodes Scholarship Trust. Legal adviser Royal Commision on Taxation.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Fraser and Stewart Handbook on Canadian Company Law, 5th edit., 1960. Company Law of Canada, 5th edit., 1962.


Served as lieutenant colonel Canadian Army, World World War World War II. Member Alpha Delta Phi. Clubs: University, Badminton and Racquet, Granite, Toronto, Lambton Golf, Toronto Golf.


Married Winifred Muriel Gibson, December 6, 1941. Children: Margaret Ann, John Leslie, Gordon Fraser, Robert David Roy, Janet Elizabeth Mary.

John Leslie Stewart

Mary Frances (Nicholson) Stewart

Winifred Muriel Gibson

Margaret Ann Stewart

John Leslie Stewart

Gordon Fraser Stewart

Robert David Roy Stewart

Janet Elizabeth Mary Stewart