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XTEN OP CANTADA.

JOHN ALEXANDER BOYD,

Chancellor of Ontario, and
President of the High Court
of Justice for the Province of Ontario,
was born oil the 23rd of April, 1837,
in the city of Toronto. His parents
were John and Margaret McCallum
Boyd. His father was educated in
Glasgow, Scotland, and for some time
after coining to Canada he taught the
school known as Bay Street Academy,
Toronto. The subject of our sketch
received careful educational training at
the hands of his father, and afterwards
attended Upper Canada College and
Toronto University. He studied law

and practiced as solicitor and barrister from the year 1863 until iMi, when, in May of the latter year, lie received his present appointment. AN-hen elevated to this important office, lie brought to the discharge of his duties a clear intellect, a sound understanding of law, and a well trained judicial mind, and lie has attended to its duties «•ith singular ability- and dignity. In religion Chancellor Boyd is a Baptist. He was married in the year iS63 to Miss Elizabeth, daughter of David Buchan, late Bursar of Toronto University. The fruit of this union is a large family of sons and daughters.

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