William Owens (Canadian politician)
|Senator for Inkerman, Quebec|
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|
|Preceded by||Robert Greenshields Meikle|
|Succeeded by||William John Simpson|
|Born||May 15, 1840
Stonefield, Canada East
|Died||June 8, 1917
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.