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MEN OF' CANADA.

NELSON GORDON BIGELOW,
Q.C., Toronto, was born on the
221ld of April, 1840, in the County
of Simcoe, Ont., his father being Hiram
Bigelow, mill owner there. He was
married to Minerva Edna Calvin,
daughter of the late D. D. Calvin,
M.P.P. of Garden Island, Out. Mr.
Bigelow was educated in the public
schools in Lindsay, County of Victoria,
and in 1858 entered the preparatory
department of Victoria University,
Cobourg, where he graduated with
honors in 1864. He then entered the
law office of the late Judge Mackenzie,
and was admitted to the practice of law

in 1867. In 1866 the degree of M.A. was conferred upon him, and in 1867 he received the degree of LL.B. In 1888 he was created a O.C., by patent from the Governor-General of Canada. Mr. Bigelow is an adherent of the Methodist Church, and a member in high standing of the Masonic Brother-hood, having held office in the grand bodies of the various grades. He is a most successful pleader at the Bar His services are specially sought after in criminal cases, where, as counsel, he has acquired a deserved reputation. In politics he is a Reformer, and is a man of influence in his party.

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