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Adam Shortt 1859-1931

Adam Shortt

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

Adam Shortt

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010

Plaque Location

The County of Middlesex
The City of London
Inside the Middlesex Court House
on the southwest corner of Dundas Street and Ridout Street
on the wall in the reception area

Coordinates: N 42 58.926 W 81 15.261


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Plaque Text

Born near London, Shortt studied at Queen's University and in Scotland, later returning to Queen's where he established the department of political economy. A noted teacher, he was an advisor to governments, served on several commissions, and in 1908, after 22 years of teaching became a member of the first Canadian Civil Service Commission. In Ottawa, in association with the Dominion archivist, Arthur Doughty, he helped develop the collections of the national archives. Between 1913 and 1917 the two co-edited the important historical series Canada and its Provinces.

Other plaques at this location
Archibald Byron Macallum 1859-1934
Edward Blake 1833-1912
Sir Arthur William Currie 1875-1933
Sir George William Ross 1841-1914


Civic Leaders

London Plaques

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