James Edward Smith (politician)

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James Edward Smith
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17th Mayor of Toronto
In office
Preceded by Francis Henry Medcalf
Succeeded by Samuel Bickerton Harman
Personal details
Born (1831-12-25)December 25, 1831
Died March 9, 1892(1892-03-09) (aged 60)

James Edward Smith (December 25, 1831 – March 9, 1892) was the mayor of Toronto in 1867.

Born in London, England, Smith came to Toronto with his family in 1841. He was a manager of the British Empire Life Insurance Company. He was elected to the Toronto City Council in 1857 for the St. John's ward and served until appointed mayor by his fellow Councillors in 1867. He was mayor until 1869 when he was re-elected to the City Council. He remained in Council until 1870 when he retired.[1] He was also a member of the Orange Order in Canada.


  1. ^ John Ross Robertson (1914). Robertson's Landmarks of Toronto.