J. E. Stanley Lewis

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J. E. Stanley Lewis
Mayor of Ottawa
In office
Preceded by Patrick Nolan
Succeeded by E.A. Bourque
Personal details
Born February 29, 1888
Died August 18, 1970
Ottawa, Ontario

J. E. Stanley "Stan" Lewis (February 29, 1888 – August 18, 1970) was Ottawa's longest serving mayor, to date, from 1936 to 1948.[1]

He was born in Ottawa in 1888 to Edward and Isabella Lewis. He owned and operated an electrical store in the city. He was first elected to City Council as an alderman in 1930. It was during Lewis' term as mayor, in September 1946, that 25 veterans of World War II and their families took over the abandoned Kildare Barracks at Rideau and Chapel to protest the lack of housing.

When Barbara Ann Scott won the World Figure Skating Championships in 1947, she was presented with a car by Lewis on her triumphant return; however, she was not able to accept the gift from the city because she wished to retain amateur status.

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