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Blake, William Hume

Born: 1809 AD
Died: 1870 AD
Nationality: Canadian
Categories: Jurist, Politician

1809 – Born on the 10th of March Kitegan, county Wicklow, Ireland. Canadian (Irish-born) jurist.

       – He was the father of Edward Blake.

       – He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin.

1832 – He immigrated to Canada and settled on a farm in Middlesex County.

1838 – Studied law, and was called to the bar.

1848 – He was elected to the Legislature for East York (now Ontario County).

       – Appointed Solicitor-General for Upper Canada in the Lafontaine-Baldwin ministry.

1849 – Resigned from the ministry in order to become the first chancellor of the court.

1862 – In March, he resigned on his post because of failing health.

1870 – He died on 5th of November in Toronto.