Charles Edward Tisdall

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Charles E. Tisdall, c. 1896

Charles Edward Tisdall (9 April 1866 – 17 March 1936) was the 19th mayor of Vancouver, British Columbia from 1922 to 1923. He was born in Birmingham, England and moved to Vancouver in April 1888. In 1899 he was elected Chairman of the Vancouver Board of Trade.

In 1907, Tisdall married Edith B. White.[1]

He was once a member of the province's legislative assembly with the British Columbia Conservative Party. Tisdall represented Vancouver City in the assembly from 1898 to 1900 and from 1909 to 1916.[2] He was named Minister of Public Works in the provincial cabinet; in the resulting by-election held in March 1916, Tisdall was defeated by Malcolm Archibald Macdonald.[3] He ran unsuccessfully for reelection in the general election held in September 1916.[2]

He became mayor under a new "proportional representation" voting the city introduced in 1922. Four rounds of voting were required before the winner was determined. That system was revoked by 1924, after Tisdall finished his second and final term as mayor.[4]

Tisdall served as a Vancouver alderman and died while serving in that capacity. He was also serving for the city's parks board.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chambers, Ernest J (1915). Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1915. 
  2. ^ a b "Electoral History of British Columbia, 1871-1986". Elections BC. Retrieved 2011-07-27. 
  3. ^ Chambers, Ernest J (1916). Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1916. 
  4. ^ Mackie, John (30 November 2002). "The mayors of Vancouver". The Vancouver Sun. p. B4. 

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