Thomas Payment

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Thomas Payment
Mayor of Ottawa
In office
Preceded by Samuel Bingham
Succeeded by William Dowler Morris
Personal details
Born July 6, 1853
Manotick, Ontario
Died January 13, 1920
Religion Roman Catholic

Thomas Payment (July 6, 1853 – January 13, 1920) was mayor of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, from 1899 to 1900.[1]

He was born in Manotick, Ontario, in 1853. He worked as a bookkeeper with a railroad company in Maine. Later, he studied at the Ontario College of Pharmacy and opened a drug store in the Byward Market area of Ottawa. During his term as mayor, a massive fire, the Hull-Ottawa fire of 1900, started in Hull and burned across the river at the Lebreton Flats, reaching as far as Dow's Lake.

He died in Ottawa in 1920 and was buried in the Notre-Dame Cemetery.


  1. ^ Dave Mullington "Chain of Office: Biographic Sketches of Ottawa's Mayors (1847-1948)" (Renfrew, Ontario: General Store Publishing House, 2005)
  • Chain of Office: Biographical Sketches of the Early Mayors of Ottawa (1847-1948), Dave Mullington (ISBN 1-897113-17-X)
Preceded by
Samuel Bingham
Mayor of Ottawa
Succeeded by
William Dowler Morris