James Ilsley

James Ilsley

J.L. Ilsley was Minister of Justice (1946-48), Nova Scotia Liberal. Member of the Cabinet Committee on Japanese Claims Committee, and later the Cabinet Committee on Japanese Questions. (1947) Ilsely retired from public service to resume his private legal practice June, 1948.


Regularized NameJames Ilsley


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