James Ford Garden (February 19, 1847 – December 9, 1914) was a Canadian engineer and the seventh Mayor of Vancouver, British Columbia, serving from 1898 to 1900. Under his tenure the city developed a street car system, sidewalks, road grades and water connections.
Born in Woodstock, New Brunswick, the son of H. M. G. and E. Jane (Gale) Garden, Garden was elected a member of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers in 1894. He was a lieutenant in the Intelligence Corps in the North-West Rebellion in 1875 and was wounded in the Battle of Batoche. From 1898 to 1900, he was mayor of Vancouver. He ran unsuccessfully as the Conservative candidate for the Canadian House of Commons for the electoral district of Burrard in the 1900 federal election.
He died of a stroke at his home at 679 Granville Street, Vancouver.
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- "Mr. James F. Garden Passes Away". Vancouver Daily World. 9 Dec 1914. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
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