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Hansen Clarke

Hansen Clarke (born March 2, 1957) is an American politician and former U.S. Congressman and Representative-elect in the 14th Congressional District of Michigan. A Democrat, he was the U.S. Representative for Michigan’s 13th congressional district from 2011 to 2013. Prior to his election to Congress, he had been a member of the Michigan House of Representatives from 1991 through 1992 and from 1999 through 2002, and had represented the 1st District in the Michigan Senate from 2003 to 2011. Clarke was also the first U.S. Congressman of Bangladeshi descent.

Bora Laskin

Bora Laskin, PC CC FRSC (October 5, 1912 – March 26, 1984) was a Canadian lawyer, academic and judge. He served on the Supreme Court of Canada for fourteen years, including a decade as the 14th Chief Justice of Canada.

Frederick W. Mulkey

Frederick William Mulkey (January 6, 1874 – May 5, 1924) was an American attorney and politician from the state of Oregon. A native of Portland, he began his political career on the Portland City Council, serving one year as its president. A Republican, he twice served as a United States Senator from Oregon, filling terms vacated by the deaths of the sitting Senator. He served a total of 81 days in the office.

Thaddeus McCotter

Thaddeus George “Thad” McCotter (born August 22, 1965) is an American politician, radio host, and a member of the Republican Party who was the U.S. Representative from Michigan’s 11th congressional district from 2003 to 2012. The district at the time consisted of portions of Detroit’s northwestern suburbs, such as Livonia, Westland and Novi.
From July 2 to September 21, 2011, he was a candidate for the Republican nomination for president in the 2012 election. After ending his presidential campaign, McCotter decided to run again for his seat in Congress, but he failed to qualify for the 2012 Republican primary in his congressional district after most of his petition signatures were rejected as invalid. The fallout from the ensuing scandal prompted McCotter to resign from Congress in July 2012.

Michael Fortier

Michael M. Fortier, PC (born January 10, 1962) is a former Canadian Minister of International Trade and a former Conservative senator from Quebec. He lost as the Conservative candidate for the riding of Vaudreuil-Soulanges in the 2008 Canadian election.

Frederick G. Fleetwood

Frederick Gleed Fleetwood (September 27, 1868 – January 28, 1938) was an American lawyer and politician. He served as a U.S. Representative from Vermont.

Hugh Henry Brackenridge

Hugh Henry Brackenridge (1748 – June 25, 1816) was an American writer, lawyer, judge, and justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

Robert Bourassa

Robert Bourassa, GOQ (French pronunciation: ​[ʁɔbɛʁ buʁasa]; July 14, 1933 – October 2, 1996) was a politician in Quebec, Canada. He served as the 22nd Premier of Quebec in two different mandates, first from May 12, 1970, to November 25, 1976, and then from December 12, 1985, to January 11, 1994, serving a total of just under 15 years as Provincial Premier. The span between his two mandates is the longest of any Premier, Bourassa also has the longest span between his first and last day as a Quebec Premier.

Louis-Alexandre Taschereau

Louis-Alexandre Taschereau (French pronunciation: ​[taʃʁo]; March 5, 1867 – July 6, 1952) was the 14th Premier of the Canadian province of Quebec from 1920 to 1936. He was elected four times, the first in 1900, in the riding of Montmorency. He was also a member of the Parti libéral du Québec.

Frank Evans (politician)

Frank Edward Evans (September 6, 1923 – June 8, 2010) was a U.S. Representative from Colorado.
Born in Pueblo, Colorado, Evans attended public schools in Colorado Springs. He entered Pomona College in Claremont, California, in 1941. He interrupted his education in 1943 to serve in the United States Navy as a patrol pilot from 1943 to 1946. He attended the University of Denver for his B.A. (acquired in 1948) and his law degree, LL.B. (acquired in 1950). He was admitted to the bar in 1950 and began the practice of law in Pueblo. He served as member of the State house of representatives from 1961 to 1964.
Evans was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1979). He was not a candidate for reelection in 1978 to the Ninety-sixth Congress. Until his death he was a resident of Beulah, Colorado.

Bruce Braley

Bruce Lowell Braley (born October 30, 1957) is an American politician and attorney who served as the U.S. Representative for Iowa’s 1st congressional district from 2007 to 2015. A member of the Democratic Party, he was defeated in his attempt to win Tom Harkin’s open seat in the 2014 United States Senate election in Iowa.

Mark Carlisle

Mark Carlisle, Baron Carlisle of Bucklow, QC, DL, PC (7 July 1929 – 14 July 2005) was a Conservative British politician and was Member of Parliament (MP) for Runcorn from 1964 to 1983 and then for Warrington South until 1987. Created a life peer in November 1987, he served as Secretary of State for Education and Science from 1979 until 1981.
Mark Carlisle’s father was a Manchester cotton merchant, and his parents were in Montevideo, Uruguay, when he was born. He was educated at Radley College in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, and the University of Manchester. He was Chairman of the university’s Conservative association, and Federation of university Conservatives in 1953. In 1957 he was vice-chairman of North-West Young Conservatives. He was admitted Gray’s Inn, was called to the bar, and made QC in 1971.

Joseph Bourret

Joseph Bourret (10 June 1802 – 5 March 1859) was a 19th-century Canadian lawyer, banker and politician.
Bourret was educated at the Classical College at Nicolet, Quebec. After clerking for three years for his uncle, Bourret was admitted to the bar in 1823. He practiced law at his uncle’s office for ten years. When his uncle died, he entered into a partnership with a well known lawyer, Toussaint Pelletier.
He was appointed to the city council by the colonial government in 1840. He was elected councilor for the Centre Quarter in 1842 and the Quartier St. Antoine from 1846 until 1852. (At that time, municipal politicians often served in the provincial legislature). Bourret was the third (1842-1844) and sixth (1847-1849) mayor of Montreal, Quebec, and served as minister of public works in the Lafontaine-Baldwin government. Bourret also served on the legislative council of Canada from 1848 until his death in 1859.
Bourret was supported by Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine because as a moderate, he was acceptable to the rich Anglo-Saxons who formed the majority of the Montreal electorate. While Lafontaine and Bourret supported responsible government, they provided a more moderate option than the radicals that led the Rebellions of 1837.
Bourret also worked to preserve the French-Canadian identity. In 1843, he and Ludger Duvernay restored the mutual aid organization that became the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Society. He later served as the fifth president (1848-1849). He was also a co-founder of one of French Canada’s earliest financial institutions, Banque d’Épargne de la Cité et du District de Montréal. The bank was established to serve working-class Quebecers and had the strong support of the Roman Catholic Church.
During his time as mayor, Montreal was the capital of the Province of Canada (see Union of Upper and Lower Canada). Therefore, Bourret bestowed the Saint Anne Market Building to the Parliament of the Canadas. Bourret was instrumental in the construction of the Bonsecours Market and the aqueducts into Montreal. He became an advocate for a safe water system after a cholera outbreak during his second term as mayor.

Frederick G. Barry

Frederick George Barry (January 12, 1845 – May 7, 1909) was a U.S. Representative from Mississippi.
Born in Woodbury, Tennessee, Barry received a limited education. He served as a private in Company E, Eighth Confederate Cavalry, Col. William B. Wade’s regiment, during the Civil War. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Aberdeen, Mississippi. He moved to West Point, Mississippi, in 1873 and continued the practice of law. He served as member of the State senate 1875-1879.
Barry was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1889). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1888. He resumed the practice of law in West Point, Mississippi, where he died May 7, 1909. He was interred in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Aberdeen, Mississippi.

John Marshall Harlan II

John Marshall Harlan (May 20, 1899 – December 29, 1971) was an American jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1955 to 1971. His namesake was his grandfather John Marshall Harlan, another associate justice who served from 1877 to 1911.

Tom Udall

Thomas Stewart “Tom” Udall (born May 18, 1948) is the senior United States Senator from New Mexico and a member of the Democratic Party. First elected to the Senate in 2008, he represented New Mexico’s 3rd congressional district as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1999 to 2009, and was the Attorney General of New Mexico from 1991 to 1999. A member of the Udall family, he is the son of Stewart Udall, the nephew of Mo Udall, and the cousin of Mark Udall. He is the current dean of New Mexico’s Congressional Delegation.

John William Ritchie

John William Ritchie (26 March 1808 – 13 or 18 December 1890) was a Canadian lawyer and politician from Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. Ritchie was the son of Thomas Ritchie and Elizabeth Wildman Johnston. He studied law with his uncle James William Johnston and was admitted to the bar in 1831. Appointed to the Nova Scotia legislative council as Solicitor General in 1864, he was a delegate to the London Conference on Canadian Confederation and as such is considered one of the Fathers of Confederation. Appointed to the Canadian Senate in 1867, he was a judge of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia from 1873 to 1882. His younger brother, William Johnstone Ritchie, was Chief Justice of Canada. His daughter was Eliza Ritchie.

John A. Logan

John Alexander Logan (February 9, 1826 – December 26, 1886) was an American soldier and political leader. He served in the Mexican-American War and was a General in the Union Army in the American Civil War. He served the state of Illinois as a State Senator, a Congressman, and a U.S. Senator and was an unsuccessful candidate for Vice President of the United States with James G. Blaine in the election of 1884. As the 3rd Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, he is regarded as the most important figure in the movement to recognize Memorial Day (originally known as Decoration Day) as an official holiday.
His likeness appears on a statue at the center of Logan Circle, Washington, D.C. He is also honored with a statue in Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois. He is the honoree of Logan County, Kansas; Logan County, Oklahoma; Logan County, Colorado; Logan County, North Dakota; Logan County, Illinois; and Logan Square, Chicago, which is the neighborhood chosen to mark Illinois’ centennial. Logan is one of only three people mentioned by name in the Illinois state song. Upon his death, he lay in state in the United States Capitol rotunda. He is the father of U.S. Army officer and Medal of Honor recipient John Alexander Logan, Jr. (1865–99).

Malcolm Pill

Sir Malcolm Thomas Pill (born 11 March 1938) is a former Lord Justice of Appeal, who was the longest-serving member of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales upon reaching mandatory retirement at age 75.
Pill was born 11 March 1938 was educated at Whitchurch Grammar School, Cardiff and Trinity College, Cambridge.
Pill was called to the bar (Gray’s Inn) in 1962.
From 1963 to 1964 he was Third Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and spent a period in Geneva at the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. For nine years he was chairman of the United Kingdom Committee of the Freedom from Hunger Campaign.
He was a Recorder from 1976 to 1987. He became a Queen’s Counsel in 1978, and was appointed a High Court judge on 15 January 1988, receiving the customary knighthood, and assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division. From 1989 to 1993, he was Presiding Judge for the Wales and Chester Circuit.
He was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal on 1 February 1995, and was given the customary Privy Council appointment. Among his most notable judgments is the second appeal in the Stephen Downing case.
He retired from the Court of Appeal on 11 March 2013.

Malcolm Morris

Malcolm John Morris QC (1913 – October 1972) was an English lawyer. He was involved in many high-profile cases, such as the prosecutions of suspected serial killer John Bodkin Adams and pop star Mick Jagger, and the defence of Timothy Evans.

Sempronius H. Boyd

Sempronius Hamilton Boyd (May 28, 1828 – June 22, 1894) was a nineteenth-century politician, lawyer, judge and teacher from Missouri.

Richard Rush

Richard Rush (August 29, 1780 – July 30, 1859) was United States Attorney General under James Madison and United States Secretary of the Treasury under President John Quincy Adams as well as John Quincy Adams’ running mate when he ran for re-election on the National Republican ticket in 1828. Adams and Rush were defeated by Andrew Jackson and his running mate, John C. Calhoun. Rush also served as United States minister to England and France at various times.

Frederick W. A. G. Haultain

Sir Frederick William Alpin Gordon Haultain (November 25, 1857 – January 30, 1942) was a lawyer and a long-serving Canadian politician and judge. His career in provincial and territorial legislatures stretched into four decades. He served as the first premier of the Northwest Territories from 1897 to 1905 as is recognized as having a significant contribution towards the creation of the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. From 1905 on he served as Leader of the Official Opposition in Saskatchewan as well as Leader of the Provincial Rights Party. His legislative career ended when he was appointed to the judiciary in 1912.

Adam Wilson

Sir Adam Wilson QC (September 22, 1814 – December 28, 1891) was a lawyer, judge and political figure in Canada West. He served as mayor of Toronto in 1859 and 1860.
He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1815 and came to Halton County, Upper Canada in 1830 to work with his uncle. In 1834, he moved to Toronto where he studied law Robert Baldwin Sullivan and was called to the bar in 1839. In 1850, he became Queen’s Counsel. Wilson was elected to Toronto city council in 1855, later serving two terms as mayor. In 1856, he was named to a commission whose work formed the basis for the l Statutes of the Province of Canada. He was elected to the Legislative Council of the Province of Canada in an 1860 by-election in the North riding of York; he was re-elected in ral for Canada West in the Executive Council. He resigned from politics in 1863 and was named judge in the Court of Queen’s Bench. He served on the Ontario Law Reform Commission. In 1878, Wilson became chief justice in the Court of Common Pleas and, in 1884, was named to the same function in the Court of Queen’s Bench. He was also a member of the Orange Order in Canada. In 1887, he was retired and was knighted. He died in Toronto on December 28, 1891.

Thomas Chase-Casgrain

Thomas Chase-Casgrain, PC (28 July 1852 – 29 December 1916), also known as Thomas Casgrain, was a French Canadian lawyer and politician. As a young attorney he became famous for his participation in the prosecution of Louis Riel.