William Mott (British Columbia politician)

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William Mott
Mayor of New Westminster
In office
1942–1948
Member of Parliament
for New Westminster
In office
October 1949 – August 1953
Preceded by Thomas Reid
Succeeded by George Hahn
Personal details
Born William Malcolm Mott
(1894-12-18)18 December 1894
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Died 26 November 1961(1961-11-26) (aged 66)
Political party Liberal
Profession electrician

William Malcolm Mott (18 December 1894 – 26 November 1961) was a Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and became an electrician by career and president of Mott Electric Company.[1]

He was first elected to Parliament at the New Westminster riding in a by-election on 24 October 1949, after incumbent Thomas Reid was appointed to the Senate. Mott was defeated in the 1953 election by George Hahn of the Social Credit party.

Mott was also mayor of New Westminster, British Columbia from 1942 to 1948, after serving as alderman there between 1936 and 1940. In 1947 and 1948, he was president of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities.[2] Mott Crescent in the municipality's Victory Heights sector was named in his honour.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The History of Metropolitan Vancouver". Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  2. ^ "UBCM Life Members - Past Presidents". Union of British Columbia Municipalities. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  3. ^ "Streets of New Westminster". New Westminster Public Library. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 

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