John Edward Stanley Lewis

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John Edward Stanley Lewis

Birthplace: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Death: August 18, 1970 (82)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Place of Burial: Ottawa, Ottawa Division, Ontario, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Lewis and Isabella Holt
Husband of Pearl Lewis
Father of Elda Miriam Lewis
Brother of Lillian Irene Lewis; Gladis Lewis; Alfred Edgar Lewis; Frank Lewis; Geraldine Lewis and 5 others

Managed by: Geoffrey Arthur Rosen
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About John Edward Stanley Lewis

J. E. Stanley "Stan" Lewis (February 29, 1888 – August 18, 1970) was Ottawa's longest serving mayor, to date, from 1936 to 1948.

He was born in Ottawa in 1888 to Edward and Isabella Lewis. He owned and operated an electrical store in the city. He was first elected to City Council as an alderman in 1930. It was during Lewis' term as mayor, in September 1946, that 25 veterans of World War II and their families took over the abandoned Kildare Barracks at Rideau and Chapel to protest the lack of housing.

When Barbara Ann Scott won the World Figure Skating Championships in 1947, she was presented with a car by Lewis on her triumphant return; however, she was not able to accept the gift from the city because she wished to retain amateur status.

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John Edward Stanley Lewis's Timeline

February 29, 1888
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
November 16, 1921
Ottawa, Ont., Canada
August 18, 1970
Age 82
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Electrician & Mayor of Ottawa (1936-1949)
Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ottawa Division, Ontario, Canada