William Hales Hingston
|Sir William Hales Hingston|
|16th Mayor of Montreal|
|Preceded by||Aldis Bernard|
|Succeeded by||Jean-Louis Beaudry|
|Senator for Rougemont|
|Preceded by||William Henry Chaffers|
|Succeeded by||Georges-Casimir Dessaulles|
|Born||29 June 1829
Hinchinbrooke, Lower Canada
|Died||19 February 1907
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
In 1875, he became Mayor of Montreal and was re-elected by acclamation for a second and final term.
He was president of the Montreal City and District Savings Bank (today the Laurentian Bank of Canada).
In 1896, he was appointed to the Senate representing the senatorial division of Rougemont, Quebec. He sat as a Conservative and died in office.
He married Margaret Josephine Macdonald, the daughter of Donald Alexander Macdonald, and Catherine Fraser, at Toronto, Ontario 16 September 1875, Margaret was born at Alexandria, Ont., and educated in Montreal. Lady Hingston volunteered for the St. Patrick's Orphan Asylum and the Catholic Sailors' Club. She served as a director of the Women's Historical Society, and Vice-President of the Aberdeen Association, Montreal. She was a founder and later President, of the Society of Decorative Art. She championed the preservation of Mount Royal Park, and served as a member of the Advisory Board of the Parks and Play-grounds Association. She was identified with the movement for the prevention of tuberculosis.
Their oldest son, William F. Hingston (1877–1964), was rector of Loyola College from 1918 to 1925.
- Morgan, Henry James Types of Canadian women and of women who are or have been connected with Canada : (Toronto, 1903) 
- "William Hales Hingston". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2005.
- William Hales Hingston – Parliament of Canada biography
- Alan Hustak (2004). Sir William Hingston 1829–1907: Montreal Mayor, Surgeon and Banker. Price-Patterson Ltd. ISBN 1-896881-37-8.
- Sir William Hales Hingston - Catholic Encyclopedia article