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Alberta, Past and Present, Historical and Biographical
Vol 2
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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