Robert Lyon (politician)

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Robert Lyon
Ontario MPP
In office
Preceded by Riding established
Succeeded by George Monk
Constituency Carleton
Mayor of Ottawa
In office
Preceded by Moss Kent Dickinson
Succeeded by Henry J. Friel
Personal details
Born (1829-07-06)July 6, 1829
Died March 21, 1888(1888-03-21) (aged 58)
Ottawa, Ontario
Political party Liberal
Relations George Byron Lyon, brother
Occupation Lawyer

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.[1]

His father, George Lyon, was a Scottish captain in the British army, who settled in Richmond, Ontario. His oldest brother was George Byron Lyon, another mayor of Ottawa.

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.


  1. ^ 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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