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William Lorne Northmore Somerville was born on 24 August, 1921 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, is a lawyer. Discover William Lorne Northmore Somerville’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 88 years old?

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Age 88 years old
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Born 24 August 1921
Birthday 24 August
Birthplace Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Date of death (2009-06-10)
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Nationality Canada

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Children Nanci, Sarah, Bill, David and Frederick

William Lorne Northmore Somerville Net Worth

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Somerville died peacefully on June 10, 2009 after a long illness. He was survived by his wife, Mary, his five children, and several grandchildren, and predeceased by his brother John. His funeral service was held at the Cathedral Church of St. James on June 18, 2009.


He and his first wife had five children: Nanci, Sarah, Bill, David and Frederick. He married his second wife, Mary, in 1988.


Somerville was a lifelong member of the Church of England in Canada (now the Anglican Church of Canada). He was a Church Warden of the Cathedral Church of St. James in Toronto from 1977 to 1980.


As well as his legal practice, Somerville was active in business and was a director of various corporations, including Eastern Utilities Ltd., and Hilti (Canada). He was chairman of the Canadian board of Norwich Union Life Insurance Company from 1970 to 1993. He was also a member of the Corporation of Trinity College from 1955 to 1995.


In addition to his legal practice, Somerville was active in a number of professional associations. He was a member of the Canadian Bar Association, serving as president of the Ontario Bar Association from 1969 to 1970, and as national president from 1974 to 1975. In addition to being a founding member of the Advocates’ Society of Ontario, he was also a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel and the American Bar Association. He was a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, including being chairman of the College’s Canadian-U.S. Committee in 1988. He was also a Governor of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies.


Somerville articled with the firm of Fennell McLean & Davis. He eventually joined the firm of Borden & Elliott, where he stayed for the rest of legal career. He made partner in 1956, and was chairman of the firm from 1980 to 1990. Upon retiring in 1992, the firm made him Chairman Emeritus of their Toronto office.


After graduating from Trinity College in 1943, during World War II, Somerville volunteered for the Canadian Armed Forces. He was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Canadian Army, initially posted to the Royal Canadian Artillery. He was later transferred to the Royal Canadian Intelligence Corps. In 1944 he was seconded to the United States Army and assigned to the United States Military Intelligence Corps in Washington, D.C. He went through an intensive course to learn Japanese and served with the United States Army as part of the occupation forces in Japan. He returned to Canada in 1946.


Somerville attended the Collingwood Collegiate Institute in Collingwood, Ontario, graduating in 1939. He then attended Trinity College at the University of Toronto, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1943. He interrupted his education to serve in the Canadian Armed Forces during World War II. Upon his return to Canada, he studied law at Osgoode Hall Law School, graduating with a Bachelor of Laws in 1948.


William Lorne Northmore Somerville, QC (August 24, 1921 – June 10, 2009), was a Canadian lawyer from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He spent his career in private practice with the firm of Borden & Elliot, one of Canada’s largest law firms (now Borden Ladner Gervais). For the last ten years of his career, he served as chairman of the firm. He also served as president of the Canadian Bar Association from 1974 to 1975.

Somerville was born in Ottawa, Ontario on August 24, 1921. His parents were William Lorne and Olive Triscott Somerville, and he had one brother, John.