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Alberta, Past and Present, Historical and Biographical
Vol 2
A. Blair Paterson, LL. D


Although not yet thirty years of age, A. Blair Paterson has already won a well established position at the Edmonton bar, and industry, ability and tenacity of purpose are carrying him rapidly to the front in his profession. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland, May 8, 1893, a son of Adam Paterson, whose birth occurred in Innerleithen, Scotland, in 1852. He married Margaret Robinson, a daughter of Captain James Robinson of the British navy, and in 1910 they established their home at Edmonton.

In the public schools of his native country A. Blair Paterson acquired his early education and his professional training was obtained in Alberta University, which conferred upon him the LL. B. degree. He also studied law in the office of Samuel A. Dickson, with whom he is now associated in practice as a member of the firm of Dickson & Paterson, and their professional standing is indicated by the large and representative clientele accorded them. Mr. Paterson has proven his ability to cope with the intricacies of the law and to arrive at clear deductions from the facts at hand. His mind is analytical and logical in its trend and in his presentation of a case he is always fortified by a comprehensive understanding of the legal principles applicable thereto.

In Edmonton, on the 23d of September, 1918, Mr. Paterson was united in marriage to Miss E. Jean Skinner, a daughter of Alexander Skinner, a native of Scotland, who was killed in the Boer war. Mr. Paterson is much interested in amateur sports and is a familiar figure on the links of the Mayfair Golf & Country Club, of which he is secretary, while he is also serving on its board of governors. He is a member of the Liberal party and his religious views are in accord with the doctrines of the Presbyterian church. He exemplifies in his life the sterling qualities of the Scotch race and his professional associates and the general public unite in bearing testimony as to his high character and substantial worth.


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