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LYNCH, William Warren, Canadian journalist, born in Bedford, Quebec, 30 September, 1845. He was educated at Stanbridge academy, and at Vermont and McGill universities, and was graduated at the latter in 1868. He was admitted to the bar of Lower Canada in June, 1868, and was appointed queen's counsel, 11 October, 1880. He has been mayor of the township of Brome, warden of the county of that name, and editor of the Cowansville "Observer," and has twice been president of the provincial association of Protestant teachers of Quebec. He was elected to the legislative assembly by acclamation in 1871, re-elected by acclamation five times between that year and 1886. He became solicitor-general, 30 October, 1879, and on the abolition of that office, 31 July, 1882, was appointed commissioner of crown lands, which post he resigned, 20 January, 1887. He held the same portfolio in the Taillon administration from 25 January, 1887, until it resigned, 27 January, 1887. In June, 1883, he received the degree of D. C. L. from the University of Bishop's college, Lennoxville. He has been a delegate to the provincial synod of the Church of England, and also a member of the executive committee of the diocese of Montreal.
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