James Joseph Foy

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J.J. Foy
Ontario MPP
In office
Succeeded by Hartley Dewart
Constituency Toronto Southwest - Seat A
In office
Constituency Toronto North - Seat B
In office
Constituency Toronto South - Seat A
In office
Preceded by Oliver Howland
Succeeded by Edward Owens
Constituency Toronto South
Personal details
Born (1847-02-22)February 22, 1847
Toronto, Ontario
Died June 13, 1916(1916-06-13) (aged 69)
Toronto, Ontario
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Marie Cuvillier
Occupation Lawyer

James Joseph "J.J." Foy (February 22, 1847 – June 13, 1916) was an Ontario lawyer and political figure. He represented Toronto South in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as a Conservative member from 1898 to 1916.

He was born in Toronto, the son of Patrick Foy, a Toronto merchant, and educated at St. Michael's College, Toronto and Ushaw College. He was called to the bar in 1871 and set up practice with a law firm in Toronto. In 1879, he married Marie Cuvillier. Foy was named Queen's Counsel in 1883.[1]

He served as Attorney General from 1905 to 1914. Foy helped finance the Catholic Register, a Catholic weekly newspaper based in Toronto.[2]

He died in office in 1916.


  1. ^ William Cochrane (1891). The Canadian album : men of Canada; or, Success by example : in religion, patriotism, business, law, medicine, education and agriculture. 1. Brantford, Ontario: Bradley-Garretson. p. 112. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ P.F.Cronin. "Early Catholic Journalism in Canada". Journal of the Canadian Catholic Historical Association. University of Manitoba. 3: 31–42. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 

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