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HODGINS, Thomas, Canadian lawyer, born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1835. He was educated in Dublin, in Bristol, England, and at University college, Toronto, where he was graduated in 1856. He was appointed a queen's counsel in 1873, a bencher of the law society in 1874, and chairman of its legal educational committee in 1875. He was senior law-examiner in Toronto university for several years, until he was elected to represent the law society in the senate of that institution. He was one of the originators of the Toronto university association, and has been president of the literary and scientific society of that institution. He was elected to the parliament of Ontario in 1871, and became master-in-ordinary of the supreme court in October, 1883. Together with Robert A. Harrison (afterward chief justice) he edited a volume of "Municipal Law Reports" (1863), and has also published educational law manuals and other works. He was a contributor and equity reporter to the Upper Canada "Law Journal" for several years, and has written on parliamentary and legal questions.
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