Charles Edwin Thompson

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Charles Edwin Thompson
27th Mayor of Vancouver
In office
Preceded byGeorge Clark Miller
Succeeded byFrederick Hume
Personal details
Born(1890-09-11)11 September 1890
Grey County, Ontario
Died19 April 1966(1966-04-19) (aged 75)
Nationality Canada

Charles Edwin Thompson (11 September 1890 – 19 April 1966) was a Canadian politician. He served one year as the 27th mayor of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Born in Grey County, Ontario, Thompson worked as a teacher, rancher, and an automotive dealer. In 1945 he became a Vancouver alderman and from 1949 to 1950 served as mayor. He promoted the construction of city infrastructure such as streets and bridges. A prevailing theme during Thompson's term of office was a widespread belief that communism posed a threat to citizens.[1]

Thompson was a devoted Freemason since 1924, initiated with the Latonia Lodge No. 125 in Saskatchewan and affiliated with the Melrose Lodge No. 67 in Vancouver.


  1. ^ Mackie, John (30 November 2002). "The mayors of Vancouver". The Vancouver Sun. p. B4.
  • "Ontario Births, 1869-1912," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 August 2017), Charles Edwin Thompson, 11 Sep 1890; citing Birth, Sullivan Township, Grey, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,846,436.

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