Alex Hickman, Canadian judge and politician, Died at 90

  Law, Politician

Thomas Alexander Hickman was born on October 19, 1925, in Grand Bank, Dominion of Newfoundland and died on January 10, 2016.

He was a Canadian lawyer, a politician, and judge.

Hickman studied at Memorial University of Newfoundland and received a LL.B from Dalhousie University in 1947.

Hickman was called to the Bar of Nova Scotia in 1947, and to the Bar of Newfoundland in 1948.

During 1964, he was made a Queen’s Counsel.

Mr. Hickman started to practice law in 1948.

Alex Hickman was a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly, from 1966 to 1979.

He held various government positions including Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Minister of Health, Minister Responsible for Intergovernmental Affairs, Minister of Finance, and Minister of Education.

The year 1979, he was appointed to the Supreme Court of Newfoundland as Chief Justice of the Trial Division.

While he was Chief Justice, he was the chairman of two well known Royal Commissions.

Mr. Hickman was the chairman of the Royal Commission on the Ocean Ranger marine disaster, from 1982 to 1985.

Alex was the chairman of the Royal Commission on the Donald Marshall, Jr, from 1986 to 1989.

Alex Hickman passed away at 90 yrs old.