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Charles Hazlitt Cahan, K.C.


CAHAN, Charles Hazlitt, B.A., LL.B., LL.D., K.C. - Advocate, Transportation Building, 120 St. James Street, Montreal. Born Yarmouth, N.S., Oct. 31, 1861, son of Charles and Theresa Cahan (father, Scotch-Irish; mother, New England ancestry). Educated: Yarmouth Seminary; Dalhousie University. On Editorial Staff, Halifax Herald and Mail, 1886-94; called to Nova Scotia Bar, 1893; called to Quebec Bar, 1907; created K.C., Nova Scotia, 1907; K.C., Quebec, 1909; practised at Halifax, partner, Harris, Henry & Cahan, 1893-1908; at Montreal, since 1908. Member, Nova Scotia Legislature for Shelbourne, 1890-94; unsuccessful candidate to the House of Commons for Shelbourne and Queen's, 1896, and for Cumberland, 1900; declined nomination for Montreal, 1911; unsuccessful candidate for Maisonneuve, P.O., 1917; declined portfolio in Dominion Cabinet, 1896; was for several years Hon. Secretary, Halifax Branch, Imperial Federation League; Hon. Secretary, Liberal-Conservative Association, Nova Scotia; Leader of Liberal-Conservative party in Nova Scotia Legislature, 1890-94. For some time Director of Public Safety for Canada , during the war. Member of American Economic Association, and American Academy of Political and Social Science. Married Mrs. Mary J. Hetherington, Halifax, N.S., March, 1887 (deceased, July, 1914); secondly, Miss Juliette Elisa Charlotte Hulin, Paris, France, Jan., 1918; has two sons and one daughter. Clubs: Montreal ; Mount Royal ; Royal Montreal Golf ( Montreal ); Halifax (Halifax, N.S.); University and Bankers' Clubs ( New York City ); Empire; Royal Colonial Institute ( London, Eng.). Conservative. Presbyterian. Residence: 29 Côte-des-Neiges Road, Montreal.


Source: Prominent People of the Province of Quebec, 1923-24, Montreal, Biographical Society of Canada, Limited, undated and unpaginated. Correct French spelling and accents have been restored.




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