Robert Speck (politician)

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Robert Speck
1st Mayor of Mississauga
In office
Preceded byNew position
Succeeded byChic Murray (interim)
Reeve of Toronto Township
In office
Preceded byThomas Jackson
Succeeded byChic Murray
Personal details
Robert William Speck

(1915-04-16)April 16, 1915
Toronto Township, Ontario
DiedApril 5, 1972(1972-04-05) (aged 56)
Mississauga, Ontario
Spouse(s)Enid Elizabeth Pattison

Robert William Speck[2] (April 16, 1915 – April 5, 1972) was a Canadian politician who was the first Mayor of the Town of Mississauga, and the town's only elected mayor.[1] Speck died while in office and Reeve Chic Murray was appointed by the town's council to take his place.[3]

Speck is buried at Springcreek Cemetery in Clarkson.[4] Robert Speck Parkway, a short road in central Mississauga leading to Square One Shopping Centre, is named in his honour.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Speck, Robert". Heritage Profiles. Heritage Mississauga. 2009. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Reeves and Mayors". Heritage Mississauga. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Mayor of Prince Albert resigns, cites lack of support in council". The Globe and Mail. April 13, 1972. p. 8.
  4. ^ "Robert W. Speck (1915 - 1972)". Find a Grave. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  5. ^ Lange, Astrid. "Robert Speck Parkway named for after community-minded mayor: Street names". Toronto Star. Retrieved 13 July 2014.

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