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HALL, Robert Newton, Canadian jurist, born in Laprairie, Quebec, 26 July, 1836. He was graduated at Burlington college, Vermont, in 1857, studied law, and was admitted to the bar of Lower Canada in 1861. He was appointed general batonnier of the bar of the province of Quebec in 1878, is dean of the faculty of law in Bishop's college, Lennoxville, from which he received the degree of LL.D. in 1880, and became a queen's counsel the same year. He was a government director of the Canada Pacific railway in 1873, is president of Massawippi railway, a director of the Quebec central railway, and was elected as a Liberal Conservative to the Dominion parliament in 1879.
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