5 Alta. L.Q. 1 (1943-1945)
John Alexander Weir, K.C., B.A., L.L.B. - 1894-1942

handle is hein.journals/alblq5 and id is 29 raw text is: JOHN ALEXANDER WEIR, K.C., B.A., LL.B.
John Alexander Weirwas born December thirteenth, eighteen hundred
and ninety-four, at Ardock, North Dakota, the son of the Reverend
Richard and Margaret Moir Weir. As his father received calls to new
congregations the family moved about from place to place. From Ardock
to Hensell Ontario in 1896, to Petrolia Ontario in 1898, to Regina in
1901. Here he began his formal education in the Regina public schools.
In 1908 the family had moved to Saskatoon and John Weir was enrolled
at Nutona Collegiate Institute. Here he began to display his powers as
a student, winning several prizes and medals and graduating with the
University and Chancellor's Scholarships.
He entered the University of Saskatchewan in September 1912, and
was selected Rhodes Scholar for Saskatchewan in 1914. From the Univer-
sity of Saskatchewan he received his Bachelor of Arts in 1915 and his
Bachelor of Laws in 1916, both with the highest honors including the
Carswell Prize and the Governor General's Gold Medal. In 1916 he
enlisted in the Army Medical Corps from which he transferred (overseas) to
the Royal Air Force in which he held the rank of Flying Officer at the
close of the war. Continuing his interrupted studies he took up his
Rhodes Scholarship at Merton College, Oxford, in 1918. There he took
his degree of Bachelor of Arts in the School of Jurisprudence with first
class honours. He was awarded a further scholarship by Oxford University
which enabled him to take another year of graduate study. During vaca-
tions he travelled extensively in France, Italy and Germany.
In 1921 he came to Alberta where he became the first professor of Law
and later Dean of the Faculty. In July, 1926, at Pasadena, California,
he married Elizabeth Teviotdale, the daughter of James Ramsay and
Elizabeth Fleming Teviotdale. Dean Weir had three brothers and two
sisters; James, Professor of Engineering, McGill University (died 1941),
George Moir formerly professor University of British Columbia, later
Minister of Education in that province, and now Assistant Director of
Training for Rehabilitation of Men in the Armed Forces, and Archibald
Richard, Registrar University of Saskatchewan. His iwo sisters are Mrs.
Hugh Mclean, Los Angeles, and Elizabeth, Vancouver. His wife and
their three children, Elizabeth, Ramsay and John survive him.

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