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"CHARLES JOSEPH DOHERTY (1855-), Canadian statesman, was born at Montreal, Quebec, May it 1855. He was called to the Quebec bar in 1877, and became a Q.C. in 1887. He was elected to the House of Commons for the St. Ann's Division of Montreal 1908, being reelected Sept. 1911 and in the by-election consequent upon his taking office as Minister of Justice in Nov. 1911. He was professor of civil and international law in McGill University for several years before entering the Government. He became a member of the Unionist Government in Dec. 1917. In 1920 he was made an Imperial Privy Councillor and the same year was a member of the Canadian delegation to the first assembly of the League of Nations at Geneva.

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