STEWART, James McGregor). CAHILL, Barry.
Title: Thousandth Man : A Biography of James McGregor Stewart. Signed in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History by University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2000, ISBN:0802048420
Seller ID: 107999
(STEWART, James McGregor). CAHILL, Barry. The Thousandth Man : A Biography of James McGregor Stewart. Toronto: Published for The Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History by University of Toronto Press, (2000). Pp. (8),[ix]-xxi,(3),-266,(8),  pp plates. Illustrated. 8vo, maroon cloth with gilt titles to front and spine. "James McGregor Stewart (1889-1955) was perhaps the foremost Canadian corporate lawyer of his day. He was also an appellate counsel, venture capitalist, Conservative Party fundraiser, bibliographer of Rudyard Kipling, and sometime university teacher of classics. A leader of the bar in the inter-war period, he was the first Maritimer to serve as president of the Canadian Bar Association. He distinguished himself mainly in constitional cases before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.During his career, Stewart was also head of the leading law firm in easter n Canada (now Stewart McKelvey Stirling Scales), director and vice-president of the Royal Bank of Canada, and senior counsel to the Royal Commission on Dominion-Provincial Relations. Above all, Stewart was committed to the idea of law as a truly learned profession and to the bar as the most important legal institution. To this day, no lawyer has held such prestige and power both within and outside Atlantic Canada; in his time he was the only Maritime lawyer who gained full acceptance by every branch of the Canadian establishment." - from the dust jacket. Very good in dustjacket. Signed and inscribed by the author. 25.00