Herbert Mowat


1863 – 1928


Who was Herbert Mowat?

Herbert Macdonald Mowat was a lawyer, jurist, and Canadian parliamentarian.

A nephew of longtime Ontario premier Mowat, Herbert Mowat was elected president of the Toronto Reform Association in 1901 and then became president of the General Reform Association of Ontario in 1905 and served in that position until 1911. He ran unsuccessfully for the Liberals in the 1911 federal election in the riding of Ontario North but was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1917 federal election as a Liberal-Unionist from Parkdale. He was appointed to the Supreme Court of Ontario in 1921 and served on the bench until his death.

A longtime member of the Canadian Militia, he was not accepted for overseas service during World War I. Instead, he acted a military recruiter serving as Brigade Major of the 3rd and 8th Infantry Brigade at Camp Borden. He was also an active executive member of the British Empire League of Canada.

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Apr 11, 1863
Apr 24, 1928

on July 23, 2013


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