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Mayor Richard Willis Jameson 15th Mayor of Winnipeg In office 1896–1896 Member of Parliament for Winnipeg In office 27 April 1897 – 21 February 1899 Preceded by Hugh John Macdonald Succeeded by Arthur W. Puttee Born 12 July 1851(1851-07-12)[1] Cape Town, South Africa[1] Died 21 February 1899(1899-02-21) (aged 47)[2] Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada[2] Spouse(s) Ann Elizabeth Thurman (m. 1 May 1881)[2] Richard Willis Jameson (12 July 1851 - 21 February 1899)[1] was a Canadian politician serving as an alderman and 15th Mayor of Winnipeg and as a Member of the Canadian House of Commons. Born in Cape Town, Jameson was educated since childhood in the United Kingdom. He graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge after attending King's College London.[3] He moved to Canada in 1876 first practicing law in Toronto then received his admission to the bar in Ontario the following year. He moved to Winnipeg in 1881 to conduct land speculation at a time when that city's economy enjoyed considerable growth. He was inducted into Manitoba's provincial bar in 1882.[1][2] Following terms as Winnipeg alderman since 1892, Jameson was elected the city's Mayor for 1896.[1] After the federal election results for the Winnipeg riding were annulled in March 1897, Jameson entered a by-election as a Liberal candidate. He won the riding on 27 April 1897 and served for a portion of the 8th Canadian Parliament. However, Jameson died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on 21 February 1899 shortly after presenting a speech to the Winnipeg Board of Trade. However, an investigation concluded that his death was not suicidal but accidental in nature.[2] Winnipeg named Jamison Avenue [sic] in his honour.[4] References ^ a b c d e Manitoba Historical Society - Richard Willis Jameson ^ a b c d e Richard Willis Jameson at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online ^ Jameson, Richard Willis in Venn, J. & J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge University Press, 10 vols, 1922–1958. ^ History in Winnipeg Street Names at Manitoba Historical Society External links Richard Willis Jameson at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online Richard Willis Jameson - Parliament of Canada biography v · d · eMayors of Winnipeg Cornish • Kennedy • Scott • Logan • Conklin • Logan (2) • McMicken • Logan (3) • Hamilton • Westbrook • Jones • Ryan • Pearson • Macdonald • Taylor • Gilroy • Jameson • McCreary • Andrews • Wilson • Arbuthnot • T. Sharpe • Ashdown • Evans • Waugh • Deacon • Waugh (2) • Dyson • Davidson • Gray • Parnell • Fowler • Farmer • Webb • McLean • Webb (2) • Queen • Warriner • Queen (2) • Coulter • G.E. Sharpe • Juba • Steen • Norrie • Thompson • Murray • Katz Persondata Name Jameson, Richard Willis Alternative names Short description Date of birth 12 July 1851 Place of birth Cape Town, South Africa Date of death 21 February 1899 Place of death Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada This article about a Manitoba politician is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.v · d · e