Zebulon Aiton Lash

Zebulon Aiton Lash (September 29, 1846 January 24, 1920) was a Canadian lawyer, civil servant, and businessman.

Zebulon Aiton Lash
Born(1846-09-29)September 29, 1846
St. John's, Newfoundland
DiedJanuary 24, 1920(1920-01-24) (aged 73)
Toronto, Ontario
Occupationlawyer, civil servant, and businessman

Born in St. John's, Newfoundland son of William Lash and Margaret Fannon, Lash was called to the Ontario bar in 1868. He practiced law in Toronto. In 1872, he became a lecturer at Osgoode Hall Law School. In 1876, he started working in the Department of Justice in Ottawa as chief clerk. From September 1, 1876 to May 22, 1882 he was Deputy Minister, succeeding Hewitt Bernard. He was created a Queen's Counsel in 1879 and was elected a bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1886.[1]

In 1882, he joined Edward Blake's law firm in Toronto best known as Blake, Lash, Anglin, and Cassels.[1]


  1. Cook, Ramsay; Hamelin, Jean, eds. (1998). "Zebulon Aiton Lash". Dictionary of Canadian Biography. XIV (1911–1920) (online ed.). University of Toronto Press.

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