The Honourable Albert Blellock Hudson

Albert Blellock Hudson was born in Pembroke, Ontario, on August 21, 1875. He was the son of Albert Hudson and Elizabeth Blellock. When he was three years old, his family moved to Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. He was educated there and in Winnipeg, and obtained an LL.B. from the University of Manitoba in 1898. Called to the bar the following year, he settled in Winnipeg, where he later founded the law firm of Hudson, Ormond & Marlatt, with which he practised for over 31 years. In 1914 he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Re-elected in 1915, he served as Attorney General and Minister of Telegraphs and Telephones in the provincial cabinet until 1917. In 1921, after a few years away from politics, he was elected to the House of Commons. He did not run in the 1925 elections, choosing instead to practise law. He was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada on March 24, 1936 and served on the Court for 10 years. Justice Hudson died on January 6, 1947, at the age of 71.