Fred Cook (politician)

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Fred Cook
Mayor of Ottawa
In office
Preceded by James Davidson
Succeeded by James A. Ellis
Personal details
Born 1858
Leeds, England
Died July 16, 1943
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Fred Cook (1858 – July 16, 1943) was mayor of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, from 1902 to 1903.[1]

He was born in Leeds, England, in 1858 and worked at the Montreal Star and the Toronto Mail (eventually merged with The Globe and Mail) before moving to Ottawa. Cook was also the Canadian correspondent for The Times, but was eventually dismissed because he was felt to be too partisan. He first served on city council in 1894.

He is buried in Beechwood Cemetery.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Dave Mullington "Chain of Office: Biographic Sketches of Ottawa's Mayors (1847-1948)" (Renfrew, Ontario: General Store Publishing House, 2005)
Preceded by
James Davidson
Mayor of Ottawa
Succeeded by
James A. Ellis