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MEN OF CANADA,

134

JOHN AUSTIN WORRELL,
M.A., B.C.L., Q.C., barrister,
Toronto, was born on the 21St

of July, 1852, at Smith's Falls, Lanark
County, Ont. He is the son of the Rev.
J. B. Worrell, originally from London,
Eng., (well known as the Episcopalian
clergyman of Oakville), and Elizabeth
J. Lamb. Mr. Worrell was educated in
private schools, Trinity College School,
Weston, and Trinity College, Toronto.
In 1869 he entered Trinity, and gradu-
ated with double honors in classics and
mathematics in 1872, taking " The
Wellington Scholarship " and " Prince
of \Vales " prize. He then because

master of Port Hope Trinity College School, and in 1874 came to Toronto and began the study of law in the office of Harrison, Osier & Moss. He was called to the Bar in 1878, and immediately afterwards became a member of the firm of Crawford & Crombie, and afterwards of Crombie, Crombie & Worrell. After the death of Ennestus Crombie, the name of the firm was again changed to that of Crombie, Worrell cC Gwvnne. In 1879 Trinity College, Toronto, conferred upon Mr. Worrell the degree of Bachelor of Civil Law, and in 1 889 he was created O.C. by the Dominion Cabinet of Canada. He is a prominent and active member of the Anglican Church, and has been for a number of years a representative to the Synods of the diocese of Toronto and the Province of Canada. In addition to a large and lucrative practice, he holds the position

of solicitor for the Bank of Montreal.

He takes an exceedingly active part in

Provincial and Dominion politics, and

for a number of years was president of

the Young Men's Liberal-Conservative

Association of Toronto, and was also

elected President of the Young Men's

Liberal-Conservative Association of

Ontario. Mr. Worrell is one of the

most useful and able men of the many

that the Queen City possesses ; pro-

nounced alike in his religious and poli-

tical convictions, but at the same time

lending his influence to all enterprises

that tend to promote the welfare of his

country.

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