J. E. Stanley Lewis
|J. E. Stanley Lewis|
|Mayor of Ottawa|
|Preceded by||Patrick Nolan|
|Succeeded by||E.A. Bourque|
|Born||February 29, 1888|
|Died||August 18, 1970
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.
- Dave Mullington "Chain of Office: Biographic Sketches of Ottawa's Mayors (1847-1948)" (Renfrew, Ontario: General Store Publishing House, 2005)
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