Congratulatory correspondence on his appointment to the Bench. Press clippings containing tributes. The Jew in the Judiciary, a 1968 address before the Canadian Jewish Historical Society
History / Biographical
Born in 1902, Harry Batshaw was a lawyer. He was educated at McGill University and at the Sorbonne, appointed King's Counsel in 1940 and made a Judge of the Quebec Superior Court in 1950. He was the first Jew to be appointed to a Superior Court in Canada. He was an honorary vice-president of the Zionist Organization of Canada; secretary of the Baron de Hirsch Institute; president of Canadian Young Judea; and cochairman of the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews. He helped found Amitiés culturelles Canada-Français-Israël. He died in 1984
See photo coll. PC 1.Fonds consists of mostly originals, press clippings and copies.