Captain James Alister Grant Campbell (Ret’d)

    • Captain James Alister Grant Campbell (Ret’d)
    • RCE Badge circa 1939-45

    We regret to advise of the death of Captain James Alister Grant Campbell (Ret’d) peacefully on 12 March 2008.

    Born in 1922 in Cornwall, ON, he served with the Black Watch and the Royal Canadian Engineers during WW II after which he joined the Reserves in the Intelligence Corps and retired with the rank of Captain.

    After the war James entered the University of New Brunswick to study forestry but switched to law at the University of British Columbia where he graduated in 1952 with a law degree and moved to Ottawa, ON to work as an Assistant Crown Attorney.

    In 1958, at age 35, James was elected as a Member of Parliament for the Stormont ON riding, becoming , at that time, Canada's youngest ever Member of Parliament. As an outspoken backbencher, he championed trade and defence issues.

    After leaving politics James moved to Almonte, ON where he established a rural legal practice in neighbouring Carleton Place. From 1975-87 he was a member of the Ontario Municipal Board, presiding over planning, zoning and land compensation claims.

    In 1996, James retired in the historic village of Williamstown, ON. {gdSep2015kh}