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John W. Hugill fonds

1897-1969, predominant 1908-1949

Physical Description:
50 cm of textual records. -- 31 photographs

John William Hugill, 1881-1971, was born in West Hartlepool, Yorkshire, England. Hugill studied at the City of London School and the Royal Academy. He came to Canada in 1896 and studied at King's College in Windsor, Nova Scotia. In 1907 he moved to Calgary and joined the R.B. Bennett law firm. He subsequently obtained law degrees from the Universities of Alberta and Manitoba, and in 1920 opened his own law firm in Calgary. He married Eelen Templeton, ?-1948, in 1913 and they had three children, John Templeton, Eelen (Newton), and Jean T. Hugill was a Calgary alderman from 1921 to 1923 and was acting mayor during the visit of Governor-General Byng. He was elected as a Social Credit Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) to the Alberta Legislature in 1935 and was appointed Attorney General in the Aberhart government. He resigned this position in 1937 due to differences with the party, and sat as an Independent member until 1940. Hugill was active in the Canadian Bar Association and was consul for both Sweden and Holland. He held the rank of Major in the Calgary Highlanders, and served on the Mobilization Board during the Second World War. Hugill was also an active sportsman and was involved in equestrian and polo competitions as well as mountain climbing. He retired to Victoria, British Columbia.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of school records, certificates, personal correspondence, and scrapbooks; transcript of interview about his life; and speeches, articles and transcripts of radio broadcasts on political, legal and military topics.
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Rev. Hewlett Johnson, Col. J.S. Dennis, Thomas Atkins, Stephen Leacock, C.C. Ross, Liberal Party, and Mary McConkey (swimmer).

Source of Acquisition:
Gifts of John W. Hugill, Eelen Newton and George Gooderham, 1963-1982.

The material is in English.

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Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-544, M-3039, M-3276, M-3810, M-3973-4, PA-602, PA-649, PA-2374, NA-861, NA-4362

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