Oliver Aiken Howland

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Oliver Howland
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31st Mayor of Toronto
In office
1901-1902
Preceded by Ernest A. Macdonald
Succeeded by Thomas Urquhart
Ontario MPP
In office
1894-1898
Preceded by Riding established
Succeeded by James Joseph Foy
Constituency Toronto South
Personal details
Born (1847-04-18)April 18, 1847
Lambton Mills, Canada West (Etobicoke)
Died March 9, 1905(1905-03-09) (aged 57)
Profession Lawyer

Oliver Aiken Howland, CMG (April 18, 1847 – March 9, 1905) was a Toronto lawyer and political figure. He represented Toronto South in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1894 to 1898 and was mayor of Toronto from 1901 to 1902.

He was born in Lambton Mills, Canada West (later Etobicoke) in 1847, the son of Sir William Pearce Howland, and was educated at Upper Canada College and the University of Toronto. He studied law with Matthew Crooks Cameron, was called to the bar in 1875 and set up practice in Toronto. Howland was later named King's Counsel. He was a vice-president of the Canadian Bar Association and served on the council of the Canadian Institute from 1894 to 1895. Howland was president of the Internal Deep Waterways Association and chairman of the Canadian branch of the International Commission on Deep Water Ways. He was also a director of Bishop Ridley College.

Howland was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) during the visit to Toronto of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York (later King George V and Queen Mary) in October 1901.[1]

His older brother William Holmes Howland also served as 25th Mayor of Toronto a decade and a half earlier.

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