Dalhousie Law Journal


Larry MacKenzie, Canada, legal history


P. B. Waite has been hugely fortunate in his subject, Norman Archibald MacRae MacKenzie, known to his intimates as "Larry". Here is a quintessential Canadian. Born in a modest Manse in Pugwash, Nova Scotia, and schooled at Pictou Academy, he then laboured for four years on a farm in Saskatchewan, survived four years in the trenches of World War I (mostly with the Nova Scotia Highlanders, emerging without a scratch, but with a Military Medal and bar, and a promised but never confirmed commission), entered Law at Dalhousie, won a Carnegie Fellowship to Harvard and then a renewal to take him to St. John's College, Cambridge.

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