William G Morrow

In 1966, William G. Morrow was the first University of Alberta Law Graduate to be appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories.
He succeeded the first NWT judge, John Sissons.
Justice Morrow was noted for his precedent–setting decisions in northern Canada and for his common sense in the application of justice in cases involving citizens of the Territories
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Continued Judge Sissons custom of having Inuit make carvings of important Court cases

http://www.nwtcourts.ca/Sissons/Carvings.htm#

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/story/2010/08/04/north-sissons-morrow-justice-carvings.html

  • Born in Edmonton, Alberta 1917 – Died 1980
  • 1939 – Graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law
  • 1940 – Admitted to the Alberta Bar
  • Served in World War II, and achieved the rank of Lieutenant and was mentioned in D-Day dispatches
  • 1953 – Made Queen’s Counsel
  • In 1959, 1961, 1962 – Called to the Bars of the Northwest Territories, British Columbia and the Yukon respectively
  • 1966 – Appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories

http://www.ucalgary.ca/lib-old/SpecColl/morroww.htm

http://www.albertalawreview.com/index.php/alr/pages/view/morrow

http://www.nwtcourts.ca/Sissons/Carvings.htm#

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/story/2010/08/04/north-sissons-morrow-justice-carvings.html