John Douglas Armour

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John Douglas Armour
John Douglas Armour.jpg
Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
In office
November 21, 1902 – July 11, 1903
Nominated byWilfrid Laurier
Preceded byHenri Elzéar Taschereau
Succeeded byAlbert Killam
Personal details
Born(1830-05-04)May 4, 1830
Otonabee, Upper Canada
DiedJuly 11, 1903(1903-07-11) (aged 73)
London, England

John Douglas Armour (May 4, 1830 – July 11, 1903) was a Canadian Puisne judge of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Born in the township of Otonabee, Upper Canada (now Ontario), the son of Samuel Armour, he was educated at Upper Canada College, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1850 from the University of Toronto. He then articled with his brother, Robert Armour, and then with P. M. M. VanKoughnet. He was called to the Bar in 1853 and practised law for 25 years in Cobourg, Ontario. In 1877, he was appointed to the Court of Queen's Bench of Ontario and was appointed as its chief justice in November of that year. In 1901, he was appointed Chief Justice of Ontario. In November 1902 he was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada,[1] but only served seven months before his death. Armour died in London while there on work with the Boundary Commission.


Mount Armour, aka Boundary Peak 175, a summit on the boundary between British Columbia and the US state of Alaska, was named for him. Justice Armour was one of the original commissioners of the Alaska Boundary Tribunal and was replaced on it after his death by A.B. Aylesworth.[2]

Also Armour Township in Ontario, Canada, was named after him.[3]


  1. ^ "Latest intelligence - The Canadian Judicial Bench". The Times (36929). London. 19 November 1902. p. 5.
  2. ^ "Armour, Mount". BC Geographical Names.
  3. ^ "The Honourable Mr. Justice John Douglas Armour". Township of Armour. Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2010-08-17.

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