Royal Lethington Maitland

Royal Lethington Maitland

Conservative. Deputy Premier and Attorney General for Liberal/Conservative coalition government during the war. (Government Lawyer)
bca_ms_0781_box_3_file_38 ; bca_ms_0781_box_9_file_8 ; bca_ms_0781_box_32_file_15 ; GR-1723 B 7409 C-60-4-1944 Royal (“Pat”) Lethington Maitland was born in Ingersoll, Ontario on January 9, 1899. He moved with his family to Vancouver when he was one year old. He entered politics at the age of 19 and was called to the bar in 1913. In 1928, he was appointed King’s Counsel. Pat Maitland practiced in both criminal and civil law, but was recognized as one of Canada’s top criminal lawyers. From 1928 until 1933, Maitland was a Conservative MLA for Vancouver. He returned to provincial politics in 1937, and in 1938 became the leader of the Conservative Party of British Columbia. From 1941 until his death in 1946, Maitland also served as Attorney General of British Columbia.


ForenameRoyal Lethington
Regularized NameRoyal Lethington Maitland


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