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- This article is about John Cartwright, the Canadian jurist. There is also an article on the British politician John Cartwright.
He was the son of James Strachan Cartwright and Jane Elizabeth Young. After graduating from Upper Canada College in 1912, he enrolled at Osgoode Hall Law School and began his articles with Smith, Rae & Greer.
He interrupted his studies in 1914 to serve overseas with the armed forces during the First World War. In 1915 he was wounded twice and for the following two years was an aide-de-camp to three successive generals. He was awarded the Military Cross in 1917.
In 1947 he was counsel for the Government of Canada in the prosecutions that resulted from the findings of the Royal Commission on Spying Activities in Canada, which had been chaired by judges Taschereau and Kellock.
- 1969 - he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws from York University.
- 1970 - he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada.
- Supreme Court of Canada Web site 
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