Presidents and Treasurers, 1869 to present

The President, known as the Treasurer from 1874 to 1998, is the chief elected official of the Law Society.

 

President/Treasurer

District or County

Years

David Babbington Ring

Victoria

1869-1874

John Foster McCreight, QC

Victoria

1874-1880

J. Roland Hett

Victoria

1880-1884

Montague W. Tyrwhitt-Drake, QC

Victoria

1884-1889

Albert N. Richards, QC

Victoria

1889-1892; 1894-1897

Charles E. Pooley, KC

Victoria

1892-1894; 1897-1912

Gordon E. Corbould, KC

Victoria

1912-1920

Charles Wilson, KC

Vancouver

1920-1924

Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper, KC

Vancouver

1924-1925

John H. Senkler, KC

Vancouver

1925-1926

Albert H. MacNeill, KC

Vancouver

1926-1934

Hon. J.W.deBeque Farris, KC

Vancouver

1934-1938

William E. Burns, KC

Vancouver

1938-1940

William C. Moresby, KC

Victoria

1940-1942

Royal L. Maitland, KC

Vancouver

1942-1944

Charles H. Locke, KC

Vancouver

1944-1946

Arthur D. Crease, KC

Victoria

1946-1947

Clarence McL. O’Brian, KC

Vancouver

1947-1949

Reginald H. Tupper, KC

Vancouver

1949-1951

William H.M. Haldane, QC

Victoria

1951-1953

A. Campbell DesBrisay, QC

Vancouver

1953-1955

Elmore Meredith, QC

County of Vancouver

1955-1957

Thomas G. Norris, QC

County of Vancouver

1957-1959

Arthur J. Cowan, QC

County of Vancouver

1959-1961

Thomas E.H. Ellis, QC

County of Vancouver

1961-1963; 1964

Meredith M. McFarlane, QC

County of Vancouver

1963-1964

Walter S. Owen, QC

County of Vancouver

1964-1966

Leonard St.M. DuMoulin, QC

County of Vancouver

1966-1967

Colin E. McQuarrie, QC

County of Westminster

1967-1968

Arthur M. Harper, QC

County of Vancouver

1968-1969

Charles W. Brazier, QC

County of Vancouver

1969-1970

Edward D. Strongitharm, QC

County of Nanaimo

1970-1971

Charles C. Locke, QC

County of Vancouver

1971-1972

A. Brian B. Carrothers, QC

County of Vancouver

1972-1973

Darrell T.B. Braidwood, QC

County of Vancouver

1973-1974

Peter J. Millward, QC

County of Yale

1974-1975

Hugh P. Legg, QC

County of Vancouver

1975-1976

Thomas K. Fisher, QC

County of Westminster

1976-1977

Mary F. Southin, QC

County of Vancouver

1977-1978

Harry Rankin, QC

County of Vancouver

1979

Raymond G. Herbert, QC

County of Vancouver

1980

Allan L. Cox, QC

County of Victoria

1981

H. Allan Hope, QC

County of Cariboo

1982

George S. Cumming, QC

County of Vancouver

1983

Brian W.F. McLoughlin, QC

County of Vancouver

1984

Jack L.T. Edwards, QC

County of Vancouver

1985

Bruce I. Cohen, QC

County of Vancouver

1986

David W.H. Tupper, QC

County of Vancouver

1987

Dennis J. Mitchell, QC

County of Cariboo

1988

R. Paul Beckmann, QC

County of Vancouver

1989

Robert H. Guile, QC

County of Vancouver

1990

Robert M. Dick, QC

County of Cariboo

1991

Peter Leask, QC

County of Vancouver

1992

Brian J. Wallace, QC

County of Vancouver

1993

Robert T.C. Johnston, QC

County of Victoria

1994

Grant D. Burnyeat, QC

County of Vancouver

1995

Karen F. Nordlinger, QC

County of Vancouver

1996

Benjamin B. Trevino, QC

County of Vancouver

1997

Trudi L. Brown, QC

County of Victoria

1998

Warren T. Wilson, QC

County of Vancouver

1999

Karl F. Warner, QC

County of Westminster

2000

Richard S. Margetts, QC

County of Victoria

2001

Richard C. Gibbs, QC

County of Cariboo

2002

Howard R. Berge, QC

Okanagan District

2003

William M. Everett, QC

County of Vancouver

2003-2004

Ralston S. Alexander, QC

County of Victoria

2005

Robert W. McDiarmid, QC

Kamloops District

2006

Anna K. Fung, QC

County of Vancouver

2007

John J.L. Hunter, QC

County of Vancouver

2008

Gordon Turriff, QC

County of Vancouver

2009

Glen Ridgway, QC

County of Nanaimo

2010

Gavin Hume, QC

County of Vancouver

2011

Bruce LeRose, QC

County of Kootenay

2012

Art Vertlieb, QC

County of Vancouver

2013

Jan Lindsay, QC

County of Westminster

2014

Kenneth M. Walker, QC

Kamloops District

2015

E. David Crossin, QC

County of Vancouver

2015