Vansittart Bowater

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Sir Vansittart Bowater, Bt
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Lord Mayor of London
In office
Preceded by David Burnett
Succeeded by Charles Johnston
Personal details
Nationality English
Political party Conservative

Sir Thomas Vansittart Bowater, 1st Baronet DL (29 October 1862 – 28 March 1938) was a British Conservative Party politician who served as Lord Mayor of London from 1913 to 1914 and as one of the City's Members of Parliament (MPs) from 1924 to 1938.


Bowater was the son of William Vansittart Bowater and his wife, Eliza Jane née Davey.[1] On 8 June 1887, he married Emily Margaret Spencer and they later had six children.[1] From 1905 to 1906, he was a Sheriff of the City of London. In 1906 he was knighted by King Edward VII.[2] Bowater was subsequently elected as Lord Mayor of London in 1913 and on finishing this post a year later, he was created Baronet Bowater, of Hill Crest in the Borough of Croydon.[1][3] His wife died in 1924 and a year later he married Alice Mary Hoskins.[1] Bowater was later one of two MPs for the City of London from 1924 to 1938. He also held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (DL).[1]

Honours and awards[edit]

During his life Bowater received several national and foreign honours:[1]


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Political offices
Preceded by
David Burnett
Lord Mayor of London
Succeeded by
Charles Johnston
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Frederick Banbury
and Edward Grenfell
Member of Parliament for the City of London
1924 – 1938
With: Edward Grenfell 1924–1935
Alan Anderson 1935–1938
Succeeded by
Alan Anderson
and George Broadbridge
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Hill Crest)
1914 – 1915
Succeeded by
Rainald Bowater