- [between 1907 and 1917]
Oval-shaped portrait of E.L. Wetmore wearing an official gown and mortarboard.
Bio/Historical Note: Edward Ludlow Wetmore (1841-1922) was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Wetmore received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Brunswick in 1859. He was called to the New Brunswick bar in 1864. From 1874 to 1876, he was the mayor of Fredericton. He was elected to Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick and was Leader of the Opposition from 1883 to 1886. In 1886 Wetmore was appointed to the Supreme Court of New Brunswick. In 1887 Wetmore was appointed puisne judge of the first Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories and in 1907 he was appointed the first Chief Justice of Saskatchewan. He served in this position until 1912. In 1907 he became the first Chancellor of the University of Saskatchewan and served in this position until 1917. He assisted the first president, Walter C. Murray, in setting the by-laws for the University and attended the cornerstone laying of the Agriculture (now Administration) Building, done by Sir Wilfrid Laurier, to mark the beginning of the building of the University. An Honourary Degree of Civil Laws was awarded to Wetmore by the University of Saskatchewan in 1919. Wetmore died in Victoria, British Columbia in 1922.