Alfred Bull

Alfred Bull

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"A lawyer frequently involved in cases involving people of Japanese descent. He was involved in the following cases and inquiries: - Represented defendant in Fujiwara et al v Osawa, [1937] 2 DLR 133 and then in the follow up Supreme Court case he represented the appellant in Ogawa v Fujiwara, [1938] SCR 170, [1938] 3 DLR 369 (spelled differently but same person in both cases). - Represented defendant in Itoku Murakami v Henderson et al, [1942] 1 DLR 784. Full name given as Alfred Bull in this case. - Represented defendant/respondent in Ponyicki v Sawayama, [1943] SCR 197 in the firm Farris, McAlpine, Stultz, Bull, & Farris. - Represented Etsuji Morii in the Japanese Inquiry at Vancouver, B.C. led by Judge JCA Cameron in 1942 as per Order-in-Council PC 1942-9723. The full report can be found in Order-in-Council PC 1942-11599. - Represented the Nagai brothers (Manjiro, Yoichi, Hidesaburo), Claim #72, with McMaster for Bird Commission hearings. Was not a member of the CCJC legal consul. (1948-49) - Project Resources: Library and Archives Canada records collected by Legal History, currently in digital repository. Alfred Bull was appointed King’s Counsel in 1932. He was a member of the British Columbia bar as a partner of Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper. That partnership developed into the firm Bull, Housser, Tupper, Ray, Guy and Merritt. He served as president of the Vancouver Bar Association from 1936 to 1937, succeeding Pat Maitland and Sidney Smith. By the time of his death, Alfred Bull was one of the oldest practicing lawyers in Vancouver, having practiced there for 50 years"


Regularized NameAlfred Bull

Shared Surnames

NameSee also
Alfred Bull
Alfred Bull
Armour McKenney Bull


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