Born in Newburg, Ontario. Educated at Newburg High School and at the University of Toronto;studied lavv and called to the bar of Ontario, 1878; practised his profession in Toronto; appointed one of the British commissioners in connection with the settlement of the Alaska boundary,1903; elected to the House of Commons, 1905; postmaster- general and minister of labour, 1905, minister of justice, 1906; British agent in connection with the Fisheries case before the Hague Tribunal, 1910. Bib.: Morgan, Can Men.
Tiré de Burpee, Lawrence J., Encyclopedia of Canadian History, Makers of Canada Series, vol 12, 1927.