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CONNOR, Skeflington, jurist, born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1810; died in Toronto in 1863. He was graduated at Trinity College, Dublin, in 1830, and soon afterward he immigrated to Canada, settling in the Township of Orillia, then a wilderness, where he lived for two years. He then returned to Ireland, whence, after a short stay, he went to the continent and resided for a few years. During his absence Mr. Connor was called to the Irish bar in 1833, and, on his return to Canada, was admitted to the bar at Osgood hall, Toronto, in 1842. He entered into partnership with ex-Chancellor Blake and Justice Morrison, and for many years had a lucrative practice. In 1846 he again visited Ireland, and the degree of LL.D. was conferred upon him by the University of Dublin. In 1858 he was solicitor-general for Upper Canada. At the general election of 1856 he was elected for South Oxford, a constituency that he continued to represent until his elevation, on 1 February, 1863, to the Queen's bench as puisne judge. During the whole of his parliamentary career he adhered to the liberal party. He had been appointed chancellor of the University of Toronto not long before his death.
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