Thomas James Edwards, c. 1959

Ireland Studio, Photographer
Media Type:
Item Type:
A black and white photograph of Thomas James Edwards.
Thomas James Edwards was born in Liverpool, England, on January 27, 1926. He served in North Africa and Europe in the Second World War, joining the Royal Air Force at the age of 15. He was an amateur boxer in England before coming to Canada in 1955, where he worked at the Dunlop Tire Plant in Whitby. He was a representative on the Oshawa and District Labour Council until 1970 when he became the negotiator for the Canadian Union of Public Employees, a position he held until 1991. Tom Edwards served on the Whitby Public School Board from 1961 to 1963 and as a Whitby Town Councillor from 1964 to 1969. From 1970 to 1973 he was Reeve of Whitby. He was Councillor for the Centre Ward from 1974 to 1978 and was a Durham Region Councillor for Whitby from 1980 to 1991, when he was elected Mayor of Whitby.
Date of Original:
Width: 8 in
Height: 10 in
Personal Name(s):
Thomas James Edwards
Corporate Name(s):
Ireland Studios ; Town of Whitby ; Regional Municipality of Durham ; Dunlop Tire Plant
Local identifier:
Whitby Online Historic Photographs
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.8979868650717 Longitude: -78.9435559207153
Copyright Statement:
This item is protected by the Canadian Copyright Act and is intended for one-time use only. Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). It is your responsibility for obtaining these permissions.
Copyright Date:
Copyright Holder:
Ireland Studio
Recommended Citation:
Thomas James Edwards, c. 1959, Ireland Studios. Whitby Archives 31-002-070.
Reproduction Notes:
Scanned from original photograph
Whitby Public Library
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405 Dundas Street West, Whitby, Ontario L1N 6A1

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Thomas James Edwards, c. 1959

A black and white photograph of Thomas James Edwards.