William Robert Morrison

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William Morrison, KC
MPP for Hamilton East
In office
July 27, 1928 – April 3, 1934
Preceded by Leeming Carr
Succeeded by Samuel Lawrence
Mayor of Hamilton
In office
Preceded by Herbert Earl Wilton
Succeeded by Samuel Lawrence
Personal details
Born (1878-04-20)April 20, 1878
Hamilton, Ontario
Died March 16, 1947(1947-03-16) (aged 68)
Hamilton, Ontario
Resting place Woodland Cemetery
Nationality Canadian
Political party Conservative Party of Ontario
Spouse(s) Lucy Musson Weir
Children William Robert Morrison

William Morrison, K.C., (April 20, 1878 - March 16, 1947) was Mayor of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, from 1935 to 1943.

First serving as a lawyer and, later, a Crown Prosecutor, Morrison was first elected as an alderman for Ward 2 in 1921. He was re-elected in 1922. Two years later, he secured a seat on the Board of Control. He was elected in a by-election in 1928 as the Conservative Party Member of Provincial Parliament for Hamilton East. He was re-elected in 1929, and served until he was defeated in 1934. During his time with the Conservatives he nominated Colonel George Drew as leader of the party.[1]

He returned to Hamilton and was elected mayor in 1935, a position in which he served until 1943. He was elected (annually) eight times, a record to that date. He served as President of the Ontario Mayors' Association and was a member of the Dominion Mayors' Association.[2] He married Lucy Musson Weir, and had one son, William Robert Morrison, 1912–1983, who became a Provincial Court Judge in Hamilton. His grandson, William R. Morrison, is a Canadian historian.


  1. ^ "William Morrison Dies", The Montreal Gazette, March 14, 1947
  2. ^ "William Morrison Dies", The Montreal Gazette, March 14, 1947

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