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Mayors of Ottawa, Ontario

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  • Moss Kent Dickinson (1822 - 1897)
    Moss Kent Dickinson (June 1, 1822 – July 19, 1897) was a Canadian businessman, mayor of Ottawa from 1864 to 1866, member of the Canadian Parliament from 1882 to 1887 and the founder of Manotick.* Ref...
  • Jacquelin Holzman
    From wikipedia: Jacquelin Holzman (born c. 1936) served as mayor of Ottawa, Canada, from 1991 to 1997.[2] Never attending university, she married at age nineteen and started a family. She became a vo...
  • Edward McGillivray (1815 - 1885)
  • John Edward Stanley Lewis (1888 - 1970)
    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 a...

This is a list of the mayors of the City of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Until 1854, Ottawa was known as Bytown. Over the course of Ottawa's history, the borders of the municipality have greatly expanded through annexations. This most recently occurred in 2001 when a number of neighbouring communities were amalgamated with Ottawa, resulting in a new legal entity that took the name of one of its municipal predecessors.

Bytown

  • 1847 – John Scott
  • 1848 – John Bower Lewis
  • 1849 – Robert Hervey
  • 1850 – John Scott
  • 1851 – Charles Sparrow
  • 1852 – Richard William Scott
  • 1853 – Joseph-Balsora Turgeon
  • 1854 – Henry J. Friel

Ottawa, pre-amalgamation (1855–2001)

  • 1855–1857 – John Bower Lewis
  • 1858–1859 – Edward McGillivray
  • 1860–1862 – Alexander Workman
  • 1863 – ? – Henry J. Friel
  • 1864–1866 – Moss Kent Dickinson
  • 1867 – Robert Lyon
  • 1868–1869 – Henry J. Friel
  • 1870–1871 – John Rochester
  • 1872–1873 – Eugène Martineau
  • 1874–1875 – John Peter Featherston
  • 1876 – G. B. Lyon-Fellowes
  • 1877 – William Henry Waller
  • 1878 – Chauncey Ward Bangs
  • 1879–1881 – Charles Herbert Mackintosh
  • 1882–1883 – Pierre St. Jean, M.D.
  • 1884 – Charles Thornton Bate
  • 1885–1886 – Francis McDougal
  • 1887–1888 – McLeod Stewart
  • 1889–1890 – Jacob Erratt
  • 1891 – Thomas Birkett
  • 1892–1893 – Olivier Durocher
  • 1894 – George Cox
  • 1895–1896 – William Borthwick
  • 1897–1898 – Samuel Bingham
  • 1899–1900 – Thomas Payment
  • 1901 – William Dowler Morris
  • 1901 – James Davidson
  • 1902–1903 – Fred Cook
  • 1904–1906 – James A. Ellis
  • 1906 – Robert A. Hastey
  • 1907–1908 – D'Arcy Scott
  • 1908 – Napoleon Champagne
  • 1909–1912 – Charles Hopewell
  • 1912 – Edward H. Hinchey
  • 1913 – James A. Ellis (2nd time)
  • 1914 – Taylor McVeity
  • 1915–1916 – Nelson D. Porter
  • 1917–1920 – Harold Fisher
  • 1921–1923 – Frank H. Plant
  • 1924 – Henry Watters
  • 1924 – Napoléon Champagne
  • 1925–1927 – John P. Balharrie
  • 1928–1929 – Arthur Ellis
  • 1930 – Frank H. Plant
  • 1931–1933 – John J. Allen
  • 1934–1935 – Patrick Nolan
  • 1936–1948 – J.E. Stanley Lewis
  • 1949–1950 – E.A. Bourque
  • 1951 – Grenville Goodwin
  • 1951–1956 – Charlotte Whitton
  • 1957–1960 – George H. Nelms
  • 1961–1964 – Charlotte Whitton
  • 1965–1969 – Donald Bartlett Reid
  • 1970–1972 – Kenneth H. Fogarty, Q.C.
  • 1972–1974 – Pierre Benoit
  • 1975–1978 – Lorry Greenberg
  • 1978–1985 – Marion Dewar
  • 1985–1991 – James A. Durrell
  • 1991 – Marc Laviolette
  • 1991–1997 – Jacquelin Holzman
  • 1997–2000 – Jim Watson
  • 2000–2001 – Allan Higdon

Amalgamation

When the city of Ottawa amalgamated in 2001, these were the mayors of the municipalities that amalgamated:

  • Chair of the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton: Bob Chiarelli
  • Ottawa: Allan Higdon-acting mayor
  • Gloucester: Claudette Cain
  • Kanata: Merle Nicholds
  • Nepean: Mary Pitt
  • Vanier: Guy Cousineau
  • Cumberland: Gerry Lalonde -acting mayor
  • Goulbourn: Janet Stavinga
  • Osgoode: Doug Thompson
  • Rideau: Glenn Brooks
  • West Carleton: Dwight Eastman
  • Rockcliffe Park: Patrick J. Murray

Post amalgamation (2001-present)

  • Bob Chiarelli (2001–06)
  • Larry O'Brien (2006-10)
  • Michel Bellemare (2 May – 8 July 2009) (Acting)
  • Doug Thompson (8 July – 6 August 2009) (Acting)
  • Jim Watson (2010- present)