Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
March 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


George Skeffington Connor


Connor, George Skeffington (1810-1863), judge of the court of Queen's Bench in Upper Canada, was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1810, the son of a Dublin lawyer. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and was called to the Irish bar. In 1832, however, he emigrated to Canada, and settled in the township of Oro in Upper Canada. In 1842 he was called to the bar of Upper Canada, and engaged in the practice of law in Toronto. In 1858 he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Canada, and he became solicitor-general west in the short-lived Brown-Dorion administration of that year. He retired from parliament in 1862, and early in 1863 he was appointed a judge of the court of Queen's Bench in Upper Canada. After only a few months on the bench, he died ini Toronto on April 29, 1863. See D. B. Read, The lives of the judges of Upper Canada (Toronto, 1888).

Source : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 118.


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