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
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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