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John Joseph Curran


John Joseph Curran

John Joseph Curran
Member of Parliament
for Montreal Centre
In office
1882 Federal Election – 1896 Federal Election
Preceded by Michael Patrick Ryan
Succeeded by James McShane
Personal details
Born February 22, 1842
Montreal, Canada East
Died October 1, 1909
Political party CPC
Profession Lawyer
Cabinet Solicitor General of Canada

John Joseph Curran, PC (February 22, 1842 – October 1, 1909) was a Canadian politician and lawyer. He was the country's first Solicitor General between December 5, 1892 and October 17, 1895 and a member of the Conservative Party between February 8, 1883 and October 17, 1895.

Born in Montreal, Canada East, Curran was one of eleven children born to Charles C. and Sarah Kennedy Curran of County Down, Ireland. He attended Collège Ste-Marie and the University of Ottawa. He graduated from McGill Law School in 1862 and was appointed to the Bar of Quebec in 1863. In 1865 he married Mary Elizabeth Brennan, with whom he had seven children. Named to the Queen's Privy Council for Canada in 1882 and became a judge for the Superior Court of Quebec in 1885.

External links

  • Biography of John Joseph Curran
  • Concordia University biography

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