The Honourable John Henderson Lamont

John Henderson Lamont was born in Horning's Mills, Canada West (Ontario), on November 12, 1865. He was the son of Duncan Carmichael Lamont and Margaret Robson Henderson. He graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A. in 1892 and an LL.B. in 1893. The same year, he was called to the bar of Ontario. He practised law in Toronto for six years before moving to Prince Albert, Northwest Territories, where he eventually founded the law firm of Lamont & Turgeon. In 1902 he became Crown Prosecutor and two years later was elected to represent Saskatchewan in the House of Commons. He resigned that position in 1905 to represent Prince Albert in the legislative assembly of the newly created province of Saskatchewan. Shortly after, he was sworn in as Saskatchewan's Attorney General. He was appointed to the Supreme Court of Saskatchewan in 1907 and served on the Court for almost 20 years. On April 2, 1927, he was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada, serving on the Court for eight years. Justice Lamont died on March 10, 1936, at the age of 70.