Charles Douglas (mayor)

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Governor-General Earl Grey (center) and Mayor Douglas (on Lady Gray's left) at the opening of the new Granville Street Bridge, Vancouver, 6 September 1909

Charles Stanford Douglas (October 1, 1852 – April 15, 1917) born in Madison, Wisconsin,[1] co-journalist and realtor, was the 13th Mayor of Vancouver, British Columbia, serving one term of office in 1909. He represented Emerson from 1883 to 1888 in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba as a Conservative.[1]

The son of John A. Douglas, Emerson was educated at Wayland University in Wisconsin. In 1877, he came to Canada, settling in Fort William, Ontario, where he was the publisher of the Fort William Day Book. Douglas moved to Emerson, Manitoba the following year and established a new newspaper, The Emerson International, there. In 1881, he married Annie Johnston. Emerson was the U.S. vice-consul at Emerson, served on the town council and was mayor of Emerson in 1888.[1] He was elected to the Manitoba assembly in an 1883 by-election held after Frederick Burnham was unseated for bribery[2] and was reelected in 1886.[1]

In 1909, Douglas married Elizabeth Manley (née Fisher), a widow, after the death of his first wife.[3]

He died in Vancouver at the age of 64.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e "Charles Stanford Douglas (1852-1917)". Memorable Manitobans. Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 2012-10-05. 
  2. ^ Robertson, John Palmerston (1887). A political manual of the province of Manitoba and the North-west Territories. p. 65. Retrieved 2012-10-05. 
  3. ^ "Mouth or Funeral Box Large Berry Basket". Langley Museum. Retrieved 2012-10-09. 

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