Doherty, Charles Joseph

Charles Joseph Doherty, lawyer, educator, judge, politician (b at Montreal 11 May 1855; d there 28 July 1931). Educated at McGill, he later taught civil and international law there for many years while practising law. He served as a judge of the Quebec Superior Court 1891-1906. He entered federal politics and was an MP 1908-21 and minister of justice and attorney general 1911-21 in the administrations of prime ministers Borden and Meighen. He was Canadian representative at the Versailles Peace Conference 1918-19 and Canadian delegate to the League of Nations 1920-22. He is credited with initiating the Canadian Bar Assn in 1912 and was its first honorary president in 1914. Doherty was appointed to the Imperial Privy Council in 1921.