10 Facts About Dana Porter


Dana Harris Porter was a Canadian politician and jurist.

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Dana Porter was a member of the Ontario Legislature from 1943 to 1958 serving as a representative for Toronto St George and was appointed Chief Justice in 1958.

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Dana Porter was the first chancellor of the University of Waterloo.

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Dana Porter's father was Dr George Porter was the director of health services at the University of Toronto and his brother was hockey player John Porter, who went on to serve as executive vice-president at Simpsons.

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Dana Porter continued his studies in England at Balliol College, Oxford from which he graduated with a master's degree in 1923.

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Dana Porter returned to Toronto where he earned a law degree from Osgoode Hall.

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Dana Porter entered politics in 1943 winning a seat in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario representing the downtown Toronto riding of St George in the 1943 provincial election.

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In 1958, Dana Porter left politics to accept an appointment as Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Appeal.

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Dana Porter made a notable ruling in 1964, lifting a ban on the book Fanny Hill.

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Dana Porter was the first chancellor of the University of Waterloo, serving from 1960 to 1966.

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