Justice Thomas Tweedie, ca. 1940. Donated by Robert H. Barron. Photo No. 97005
Born in River John, Nova Scotia in 1872, Tweedie received his law degree from Harvard in 1905 and was one of the last advocates admitted to the Territorial Bar before it became the Law Society of Alberta in 1907. He became King's Counsel in 1913 and was appointed to the Bench in 1921. Tweedie served on the trial division for just over twenty-three years and became Chief Justice on August 16, 1944.