|Member of the Canadian Parliament |
|Preceded by||Robert Smeaton White|
|Succeeded by||George Carlyle Marler|
|Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada|
July 1, 1954 –December 23, 1973
|Nominated by||Louis St. Laurent|
|Preceded by||Patrick Kerwin|
|Succeeded by||Louis-Philippe de Grandpré|
Douglas Charles Abbott
May 29, 1899
|Died||March 15, 1987 87)(aged|
|Alma mater||Bishop's University, McGill Law School, Université de Dijon|
|Cabinet||Minister of National Defence for Naval Services (1945-1946)|
Minister of National Defence (1945-1946)
Minister of Finance and Receiver General(1946-1954)
|Service/branch|| Non-Permanent Active Militia |
|Years of service||1916-1918 |
|Unit||7th (McGill) Siege Battery, Canadian Garrison Artillery, Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery|
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