James Davidson (Canadian politician)

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James Davidson
James Davidson.jpg
Mayor of Ottawa
In office
Preceded by William Dowler Morris
Succeeded by Fred Cook
Personal details
Born November 1, 1856
Ottawa, Canada West
Died October 6, 1913(1913-10-06) (aged 56)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Occupation timber trade and manufactured doors; alderman

James Davidson (November 1, 1856 – October 6, 1913) was mayor of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in 1901.[1]

He was born in Ottawa in 1856. With his brothers, he worked in the timber trade and manufactured doors. He served as alderman from 1898 to 1907; he became mayor when W.D. Morris was forced to resign. Davidson was replaced by Fred Cook two months later.

He died in Ottawa of a heart attack in 1913 and was buried in the Beechwood Cemetery.


  1. ^ Dave Mullington "Chain of Office: Biographic Sketches of Ottawa's Mayors (1847-1948)" (Renfrew, Ontario: General Store Publishing House, 2005)
  • Chain of Office: Biographical Sketches of the Early Mayors of Ottawa (1847-1948), Dave Mullington (ISBN 978-1-897113-17-2)