William Mortimer Clark

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The Honourable
Sir William Mortimer Clark
9th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
In office
April 21, 1903 – September 21, 1908
Monarch Edward VII
Governor General The Earl of Minto
The Earl Grey
Premier George William Ross
James Whitney
Preceded by Oliver Mowat
Succeeded by John Morison Gibson
Personal details
Born (1836-05-24)May 24, 1836
Aberdeen, Scotland
Died August 10, 1915(1915-08-10) (aged 79)
Prouts Neck, Maine
Nationality Canadian
Helen Gordon (m. 1866)
Alma mater Marischal College
University of Edinburgh
Occupation lawyer, bank director

Sir William Mortimer Clark (also spelled Clarke), KC (May 24, 1836 – August 10, 1915) was a Canadian lawyer and politician.

Life and career[edit]

Born in 1836 in Aberdeen, Scotland, Clark was educated at Marischal College and the University of Edinburgh. He came to Canada in 1859 and was called to the bar of Upper Canada in 1861.

A prominent social activist, he became a bank director and authored a number of articles on travel. In 1866, he married Helen Gordon.

Clarke was appointed the ninth Lieutenant Governor of Ontario in 1903. He supported education and hospitals during his mandate, and served until 1908. He was created a Knight Bachelor in 1907.[1]

He died in 1915 in Prouts Neck, Maine. His remains were brought back to Toronto, where he was interred in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery.


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