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Mayors of Oshawa


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LH0101 Sinclair, William Edmund Newton - Mayor 
Image    1910, 1911, 1915, 1933, 1934, and 1935 William Edmund Newton Sinclair was born 28 June 1873 in Whitby township. He was educated at the University of Toronto and obtained his law degree. He was a member of the Provincial Legislature and served as interim leader of the Ontario Liberal Party from...
LH0108 Trick, William J. - Mayor 
Image    Along with being mayor, William John Trick established the Oshawa Interior Fittings Company in 1908 later known as the W. J. Trick Company Limited. They were manufacturers and general contractors of high-class interior woodwork and general building construction. The three-storey office and factory...
LH0107 Schell, H. P. - Mayor 
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LH0106 Preston, Robert D. - Mayor 
Image    Black-and-white professional photo of Robert D. Preston, Mayor of Oshawa, 1926, 1927, and 1928.
LH0105 Mitchell, Thomas Berton - Mayor 
Image    Thomas Berton Mitchell as a druggist and optician, operating his shop at 11 Simcoe Street North. In addition to mayor, he served the town as a member of council, reeve of the town and president of the Board of Trade.
LH0104 Marks, Ernie - Mayor 
Image    Ernie Marks was born 15 March 1915 in Perth, Ontario and was part of a traveling family theatre troupe. In 1931, he acquired the Martin's Theatre and became mayor of Oshawa the same year. The Marks, as it was later known, presented musical revues, stage plays, and amateur talent nights. Ernie was...
LH0103 MacDonald, Peter Alexander - Mayor 
Image    Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he came to Canada about 1910. He was employed by the Pedlar People Limited from 1910 to 1930. In 1932 he was elected mayor, but resigned in April to take a position at the Oshawa Public Utilities Commission (PUC). He was employed in the parts and service department of...
LH0102 Hawkes, Thomas - Mayor 
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LH0100 Stacey, John - Mayor 
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LH0096 McLeese, A. S. - Mayor 
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LH0095 Coleman, John A. - Mayor 
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LH0094 Anderson, J. C. - Mayor 
Image    Black-and-white professional photo of J. C. Anderson, Mayor of Oshawa, 1940-1941.
LH0093 Gifford W. H. - Mayor 
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LH0092 Davis, Gordon - Mayor 
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LH0091 McCallum, Frank - Mayor 
Image    Black-and-white professional photo of Frank N. McCallum, Mayor of Oshawa, 1946, 1947, and 1948.
LH0090 Michael Starr - Mayor 
Image    Born Michael Starchewsky on November 14, 1910 in in Copper Cliff, Ontario, he was an alderman for the City of Oshawa from 1944 to 1949. From 1949 to 1952, he was the mayor of Oshawa. He was first elected to the House of Commons in 1952 and was re-elected six times until defeated in 1968. In 1983,...
LH0088 Down, Norman - Mayor 
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LH0084 Murdoch, Hayward - Mayor 
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Mayors of Oshawa


This group contains photos and biographical information for most of the mayors of Oshawa during the period that spans 1924-1969.