Alberta, Past and Present, Historical and Biographical
Ernest Victor Robertson
The public and the
profession accord Ernest V. Robertson a position of prominence in the
ranks of the legal fraternity of Calgary and by close study and earnest
effort he is constantly enlarging his field of usefulness. He was born
at Saline, Fifeshire, Scotland, November 23, 1887, and his parents,
Robert and Helen (Hoey) Robertson, were also natives of that country.
The father was a successful educator and his life was devoted to the
profession of teaching. His death occurred in December, 1918. The mother
is now a resident of Calgary.
After his graduation from
the Dunfermline high school Ernest V. Robertson entered Edinburgh
University and in 1911 completed a course in law in that noted
educational institution. Believing that a newer country would offer
greater opportunities for advancement, he migrated to Canada and in 1911
arrived in the city of Toronto. For eighteen months he was identified
with the firm of Beaty, Snow & Nasmith and then came to this province,
choosing Calgary as the scene of his professional activities. For six
months he was associated with P. J. Nolan, K. C., now deceased, and has
since practiced alone, opening an office in the Herald building in
February, 1913. He is thoroughly familiar with the principles of
jurisprudence and a liberal clientele has been accorded him in
recognition of his legal acumen. He conducts his law practice with
ability, carefully preparing his cases and presenting them with
clearness and force.
On October 23, 1918, Mr.
Robertson was united in marriage to Miss Minnie J. Iredale and they have
a son, John Maxwell, born January 1, 1920. In religious faith Mr.
Robertson is a Presbyterian and his political views are in accord with
the platform and principles of the Conservative party. He is a member of
the Calgary and Canadian Bar Associations and the nature of his
recreation is indicated by his connection with the Victoria Curling Club
and the Calgary & Country Club. He has proven himself an able advocate
in the temple of justice, and while devoted to the interests of his
clients, he never forgets that he owes a still higher allegiance to the
majesty of the law.
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