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Russell Talbot Payton, Canadian lawyer.

Background

Payton, Russell Talbot was born on February 2, 1910 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Son of William Talbot and Charlotte (Whitney) Payton.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, McGill University, 1932. Postgraduate Osgoode Hall, 1933-1935.

Career

Called to bar, Ontario, 1935. Created king’s counsel, 1951. Practiced in Toronto, 1935-1976.

Associate Alexander Stark, 1935-1940. Member firm Cassels, Brock & Kelly, 1940-1942, 46-53. Member firm Daly, Thistle, Judson & Harvey 1954-1958.

Partner Payton, Biggs & Graham, 1958-1976. Member committee of bench and bar New Metropolitan Toronto Court House, 1959-1968. Past president Toronto Young Men’s Christian Association, Canadian Opera Company Trustee Canadian Opera Foundation, Animal Welfare Foundation Canada.

Vice president, Board of Governors Stratford Festival.

Membership

Member firm Cassels, Brock & Kelly, 1940-1942, 46-53. Member firm Daly, Thistle, Judson & Harvey 1954-1958. Member committee of bench and bar New Metropolitan Toronto Court House, 1959-1968.

Past president Toronto Young Men’s Christian Association, Canadian Opera Company Trustee Canadian Opera Foundation, Animal Welfare Foundation Canada. Served to major Canadian Army, 1942-1945. Member Canadian Bar Association (past.

Member United Church. Mason.; Clubs: University (past president) Toronto Golf, Badminton and Racquet (Toronto).

Connections

Married Evlyn Beatrice Eaton, June 12, 1943. Children: Evlyn Anne, Flora Constance, John Russell.

father:
William Talbot Payton

mother:
Charlotte (Whitney) Payton

spouse:
Evlyn Beatrice Eaton

child:
Evlyn Anne Payton

child:
Flora Constance Payton

child:
John Russell Payton