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Fonds AM289 - Gordon Scott fonds

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Gordon Scott fonds

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  • [1915?]-1966 (Creation)
    Scott, Gordon W.

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  • 0.01 m of textual records
  • 17 photographs

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Gordon W. Scott was a Vancouver city prosecutor, court magistrate and advocate for improved juvenile court systems and the legalization of drugs. He was born in Saint John, New Brunswick and as a child moved to Vancouver, where his father operated the News Advertiser. Scott served in the 29th Battalion during World War 1, after which he studied at the University of British Columbia, graduating in 1919. Upon graduation, he served as Assistant City Prosecutor from 1923 to 1937. He worked as City Prosecutor from 1940 to 1953. In 1953 he became a police court magistrate and in 1962 was elevated to the position of senior magistrate.

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The fonds consists of correspondence and other personal records, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

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The fonds was donated to the Archives in 1974 by Mrs. Hazel Scott.


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