Arthur Radcliffe Boswell
|Arthur Radcliffe Boswell|
|24th Mayor of Toronto|
|Preceded by||William Barclay McMurrich|
|Succeeded by||Alexander Manning|
January 3, 1838|
Cobourg, Upper Canada
|Died||May 16, 1925
Arthur Radcliffe Boswell (3 January 1838 – 16 May 1925) was a Canadian lawyer and politician. He served one term as Mayor of Toronto.
Boswell was born in Cobourg, Upper Canada. His father was George Morse Jukes Boswell. Boswell studied law, and became a member of the bar in 1865. He served two terms of chairman of the Public Library Board, and in 1876 he successfully ran for a seat on the Toronto City Council. In 1882 he ran for Mayor; his opponent was John Jacob Withrow, a former Toronto Alderman who was instrumental in bringing Toronto's first industrial fair to fruition (1879). Boswell won the election by 5 votes, and served one term (January 1883 – January 1885). He did not stand for re-election.
In 1911 Boswell was appointed Superintendent of Insurance for Ontario and Registrar of Loan Companies.
- Victor Loring Russell (1982). Mayors of Toronto: 1834-1899. Boston Mills Press. ISBN 0-919822-77-0.
- http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=65078&interval=25& Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online, entry for John Jacob Withrow
- http://rulers.org/cancit.html List of Leaders of Canadian Cities
- John Ross Robertson (1917). Landmarks of Canada: what art has done for Canadian history : a guide to the J. Ross Robertson Historical Collection in the Public Reference Library, Toronto, Canada. Trustees of the Public Library.
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