Robert Lyon (politician)
|Preceded by||Riding established|
|Succeeded by||George Monk|
|Mayor of Ottawa|
|Preceded by||Moss Kent Dickinson|
|Succeeded by||Henry J. Friel|
|Born||July 6, 1829|
|Died||March 21, 1888
|Relations||George Byron Lyon, brother|
Robert Lyon (July 6, 1829 – March 21, 1888) was a judge and politician in the County of Carleton in eastern Ontario. He was mayor of Ottawa in 1867 and a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1867 to 1871.
He studied law and was called to the bar in 1853. He began practicing law in Ottawa in 1856. He became an alderman and later mayor. Lyon also represented Carleton in the Ontario legislature from 1867 to 1871. He was named a judge for Carleton County in 1873.
- Dave Mullington "Chain of Office: Biographic Sketches of Ottawa's Mayors (1847-1948)" (Renfrew, Ontario: General Store Publishing House, 2005)
- Historical Sketch of the County of Carleton (1971) - originally published in 1879, reprinted by Mika Press, Belleville, Ontario
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