Fonds F00676 - James Alexander Corry fonds

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James Alexander Corry fonds

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  • 1921-1980 (Creation)
    Corry, James Alexander

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17 m of textual records

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James Alexander Corry was born at Millbank, Perth County, Ontario, on 29 November, 1899. He graduated in law from the University of Saskatchewan in 1923 with the highest standing in his year. Chosen Rhodes scholar for Saskatchewan, he took a B.C.L. at Oxford. In 1927, Dr. Corry returned to the University of Saskatchewan where he was a professor of law specializing in administrative law for nine years. In 1936, Dr. Corry was appointed Hardy Professor of Political Science at Queen's University where he served as Vice-Principal (1951-1961) and Principal (1961-1968). Dr. Corry wrote several books including Democratic Government and Politics which was first published in 1946 and has appeared in several editions. Dr. Corry was also a frequent advisor in government affairs. In 1944, he was made a member of the Royal Society of Canada and in 1968 became a Companion of the Order of Canada. He married Alice Madeline Russell in 1934 and they had two daughters. James Corry passed away on 26 December 1985.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, draft of memoirs, speeches and articles on Canadian education, 1961-1968, and files relating to the Canada Council, the amendment of the British North America Act and the Institue for Research in Public Policy.

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Dr. J.A. Corry, Mrs. J.A. Corry and transfer from Documents Unit, Douglas Library, Queen's University.


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  • English

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F3 A2.1 007

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  • Shelf: 1025
  • Shelf: 1115
  • Shelf: 2358.1
  • Shelf: F3 A2.1 007