Henry Watters

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Henry Watters
Mayor of Ottawa
In office
Preceded by Frank H. Plant
Succeeded by Napoléon Champagne
Personal details
Born June 1, 1853
Died May 10, 1924

Henry Watters (June 1, 1853 – May 10, 1924) was mayor of the city of Ottawa in 1924.[1]

He was born in Bytown in 1853. He worked as a clerk in a drug store, studied to become a pharmacist and opened his own drug store. He was a founding member of the Canadian Pharmaceutical Association. He was president of the local Liberal association. When a new city pool, now known as the Champagne Bath, was officially dedicated in May 1924, Watters was supposed to officiate, but died of a heart attack on the way to the ceremony. So, Napoléon Champagne, then the city comptroller, dedicated the pool a few days later. Champagne assumed the role of mayor for the remainder of the year.


  1. ^ Dave Mullington "Chain of Office: Biographic Sketches of Ottawa's Mayors (1847-1948)" (Renfrew, Ontario: General Store Publishing House, 2005)