The Honourable William Arthur Esson

Class of 1957

The appointment of William Arthur Esson to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia after ten years in the judicial vineyard (at first on the valley floor and then lately on the greener appellate slopes) is well deserved and will serve us well. The qualities of patience and compassion, clear thinking and uncommon good sense that were noted in these pages at the time of his original elevation to the bench have earned him the respect of the bench and bar in the performance of his judicial duties in the trial and appellate courts. He was, it is truly said, born to the task ...

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