Reuben Rupert Jamieson

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Reuben Rupert Jamieson
Mayor of Calgary
In office
January 2, 1909 – January 2, 1911
Preceded by Arthur Leslie Cameron
Succeeded by John William Mitchell
Personal details
Born (1856-12-12)December 12, 1856
Westover, Ontario
Died May 30, 1911(1911-05-30) (aged 54)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Spouse(s) Alice Jamieson
Occupation railroad executive

Reuben Rupert Jamieson, also known as Reuben Roper Jamieson, (December 12, 1856 – May 30, 1911) was the 19th mayor of Calgary, Alberta.

Jamieson was born in Westover, Ontario and educated in Hamilton, Ontario. His career between 1873 and 1902 was working for various railways. This included the Canadian Pacific Railway, who brought him to Calgary in 1903 as the area general superintendent.

In 1908, Jamieson retired from the CPR and entered civic politics. He served as Calgary's mayor from January 2, 1909 to January 2, 1911. During his tenure, the city completed the first phase of the Street Railway and he also served as the Vice-Resident of the United Alberta Municipalities.

Along with his wife, Reuben Jamieson was a Christian Scientist, and a long-time member of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Calgary.

Jamieson died on May 30, 1911. It was reported this although his death was sudden, he had suffered a nervous breakdown.[1][2] His wife, Alice Jamieson, was appointed in 1914 as the first female juvenile court judge in the British Empire and later became magistrate of the women's court. She was also active in the fight for women's suffrage.

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Preceded by
Arthur Leslie Cameron
Mayor of Calgary
1909–1911
Succeeded by
John William Mitchell