John Black Aird

Title: John Black Aird fonds

Date(s) of creation:  1986-1991

Physical description: .13 metres of textual records

Admin. history/Biographical Sketch: John Black Aird was born in Toronto in 1923 and was educated at Upper Canada College and Trinity College at the University of Toronto.  In 1949 he graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School and with two colleagues opened his own law firm, Aird & Berlis.  From 1964 to 1974 he served as a Canadian senator for the Liberal Party.  He served as Lieutenant- Governor of Ontario from 1980-1985.  In 1986 he was appointed Chancellor of the University of Toronto, a position he held until 1991.  He died May 6, 1995 at age 72.

Scope and content:  Records documenting  John Black Aird's position as chancellor of the University of Toronto. Includes correspndence, speeches, clippings and memorabilia.

Access/Use: Open

Finding aids:  None

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Accruals:   Further accruals not expected.

Corresponding accessions: B1997-0005