Ewart Family

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Ewart Family

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1849-

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John Skirving Ewart was born in Toronto on August 11, 1849 and was educated at Upper Canada College and at Orgoode Hall Law School. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1871 and to the Manitoba Bar in 1884. He practiced law in Toronto from 1871 to 1882, and in Winnipeg from 1882 to 1904. In 1904 he went into partnership in Ottawa (Ewart, Scott, Kelley & Kelley), centering practice as counsel to the Supreme Court and Privy Council. He was a constitutional expert and advocate of Canadian independence. He retired from practice in 1914 in order to write on constitutional law and politics. He died on February 21, 1933. John Skirving's son Thomas Seaton Ewart was a graduate of St. John's College in Winnipeg. He was afterwards a civil servant in the Government of Manitoba under John Bracken who was Premier from 1922 to 1943.

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