George Monro (mayor)

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George Monro
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6th Mayor of Toronto
In office
1841–1841
Preceded by John Powell
Succeeded by Henry Sherwood
Personal details
Born 1801
Scotland
Died January 5, 1878 (aged 76–77)
Toronto, Ontario

George Monro (1801 – January 5, 1878) was a businessman and political figure in Canada West. He was also a member of the Orange Order in Canada.

He was born in Scotland in 1801 and came to Niagara in Upper Canada with his parents. In 1814, he moved to York (Toronto) and entered the grocery business with his brother; he later struck out on his own, becoming an importer and wholesaler. He was elected to city council in 1834 and served as mayor in 1841. He served as a captain in the local militia during the Upper Canada Rebellion. Monro ran unsuccessfully for the legislative assembly in the same year. In 1844, he was defeated by James Edward Small in the 3rd riding of York but was declared elected when Small was disqualified. He was defeated in the next general election in 1848 and he retired from business around 1856.

He died in Toronto in 1878.

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