William Owens (Canadian politician)

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William Owens
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Senator for Inkerman, Quebec
In office
January 2, 1896 – June 8, 1917
Appointed by Mackenzie Bowell
Preceded by John Joseph Caldwell Abbott
Succeeded by Richard Smeaton White
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Argenteuil
In office
Preceded by Robert Greenshields Meikle
Succeeded by William John Simpson
Personal details
Born May 15, 1840
Stonefield, Canada East
Died June 8, 1917(1917-06-08) (aged 77)
Westmount, Quebec
Political party Conservative
Occupation Merchant

William Owens (May 15, 1840 – June 8, 1917) was a Canadian politician.

Born in Stonefield, County of Argenteuil, Canada East, the son of Owen Owens and Charlotte Lindley, Owens was a lieutenant in the Active Militia. He was also mayor, councillor and postmaster of the Township of Chatham. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Quebec in the 1881 Quebec general election as the Conservative candidate in the riding of Argenteuil. He was acclaimed in 1886 and re-elected in 1890. He resigned in 1891. He was appointed to the Senate on the advice of Mackenzie Bowell representing the senatorial division of Inkerman, Quebec on January 2, 1896. A Conservative, he served 21 years until his death in 1917.