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W.M... RALPH MEREDITH, LL.D., O.C., London, header of the Opposition of the Ontario Legislature, AN-as bore in Westiumister to«vnship, Middlesex County, March 3 rst, i840. His parents were John C. and Sarah (Pegler) Meredith. His father was for many rears Clerk of the DiA-ision Court for Middlesex County-. W. R. Meredith was educated at the Gram-mar School, London, and Toronto University. He was called to the Bar in i86i, and soon established an important practice in London. His knowledge of law is extensive and sound, and he is regarded as the lead

iiig Chancery lawyer in Western Ontario. He is solicitor for the city of London, was elected as Beuclier of the Law Society in z87r, and has been re-elected at each subsequent election, and created a O.C. ill 1876. In 2872 he was elected for London to the Ontario Legislature, and leas been returned at every general election since. In politics he is staunch Liberal-Conservative. Mr. Meredith's private and public character is above reproach, and his ability in the political sphere is very marked. In religion he is ill Episcopalian. He was married June 26th, 2862, to _hiss Mary Holmes, of London, Out.

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