Fingland, Frank: Service no. 654350

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Source: The Seaforth News, 1954-12-09, Page 4.


The Seaforth News, 1954-12-09, Page 4
The Seaforth News, 1954-12-09, Page 4.


Frank Fingland, Q.C., of Clinton has been appointed Huron county judge by the Dominion Department of Justice. He will succeed the late Judge T. M. Costello, whose death resulted from a car accident Oct. 29.

It is expected Mr. Fingland will continue to reside in Clinton for the present. A native of Hullett twp., he is 59 years old of age. He is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Fingland. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1922 with the degree of Bachelor of Arts, and in 1925 graduated in law from Osgoode Hall.

Mr. Fingland was appointed counsel in 1936 in Clinton, after practising law for five years in Toronto. He has practised law in Clinton for the past 25 years. He became a King’s Counsel in 1936.

During the First World War he served with the Huron (161st) Battalion, later joining the 18th Battalion as it entered France.

He has been active in politics. and is the president of the Huron riding Liberal Association. At present, he is Clinton town solicitor, a position he has held for 25 years.

Mr. Fingland is a member of Clinton Public School Board. He is a member of the Wesley-Willis United Church.

His wife is the former Elizabeth Chowen of Clinton. Thy had two children: one son, Frank R. Fingland, a graduate of the University of Toronto, who is presently studying for his doctorate in philosophy at the University of London (England); and Catherine, a graduate of London Teachers College, who is presently a student at the University of Western Ontario.

The Seaforth News, 1954-12-09, Page 4.

Tom Fixter (sitting) and Frank Fingland (standing), Staff Sergeants from the 161st Battalion. Source: Huron County Museum and Archive.

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