William Borthwick (mayor)

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William Borthwick
William Borthwick.jpg
William Borthwick in 1898
Mayor of Ottawa
In office
Preceded by George Cox
Succeeded by Samuel Bingham
Personal details
Born February 13, 1848
Died October 17, 1928

William Borthwick (February 13, 1848 – October 17, 1928) was mayor of Ottawa from 1895 to 1896.[1]

He was born near Mer Bleue in Gloucester Township in 1848. He went to California in 1868 and worked in the timber trade there. He returned to Ottawa in 1872 and opened a grocery store. He was first elected as an alderman in 1887.

He died in 1928 of pneumonia and was buried in Beechwood 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)
Political offices
Preceded by
George Cox
Mayor of Ottawa
Succeeded by
Samuel Bingham