MORROW, W.G. (WILLIAM GEORGE), 1917-1980
W.G. Morrow fonds.
[19--], 1901 - 1980, predominant 1950 - 1980.
25.375 m of textual records and other material.
Canadian lawyer and judge William George Morrow was born in Edmonton, Alberta, in 1917.
Graduated in law from The University of Alberta and was admitted to
the Alberta Bar in 1940. Serving in the Royal Canadian Navy in the Second
World War, W.G. Morrow achieved the rank of Lieutenant, and was mentioned
in D-Day despatches. In 1947 he married Genevieve Henry and they
had four children, William Henry, Pauline May, Lee Walker and John Martin.
He was created Queen's Counsel in 1953. He was called to the Bars of the
Northwest Territories in 1959, British Columbia in 1961, and the Yukon
in 1962. He was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the
Northwest Territories in 1966, succeeding the first NWT judge, John
Sissons. In 1976 he became an Alberta Supreme Court Judge.
Justice Morrow was noted for his precedent-setting judicial decisions in
northern Canada and for his common sense in the application of justice
in cases involving citizens of the Territories. Died in 1980.
Fonds consists of the following series: correspondence (1938-1980);
general subject (1913-1980; predominant 1940-1980); case file
(1931-1979); commissions and committees (1955-1980); conference and
seminar (1958-1979); articles, speeches, lectures and autobiography
(1938-1980); scrapbook (1939-1980); personal ([193?]-1979); works about
W.G. Morrow (1936-1976); miscellaneous ([19--], 1921-1976); map
([19--]); sound recording )[19--], 1968-1975); graphic material
Early material in the general subject series and the case file series
appears to be documents collected as legal reference material.
Where possible, the original arrangement has been maintained, and any
internal indexing has been left in place, as, for instance, in the
judgments series, where file contents were often numbered and indexed
either by legal subject or proper names by Morrow. Files titles have
also been maintained as much as possible, except for minor changes
necessary for filing consistency.
Includes ca 4705 slides, ca 2654 photographs, 1407 negatives, 63
negative strips, 12 sound recordings, 3 drawings, 2 posters and 1 print.
Acquired in 1977-1980, 1982-1983, and 1998. Accession 636/98.12 donated by Mrs. Genevieve Morrow.
Text in English.
Some items and series restricted.
File level inventory available at repository.