Horace Wilson (politician) Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horace_Wilson_(politician)

Horace Wilson
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18th Mayor of Winnipeg
In office
Preceded byA.J. Andrews
Succeeded byJohn Arbuthnot
Personal details
Born(1848-04-24)24 April 1848[1]
Canada West[1]
Diedc. 1903[1]

Horace Wilson (24 April 1848 – c. 1903)[1] was a Canadian politician who served as an alderman and was the 18th Mayor of Winnipeg.

Wilson was a painter who moved to Winnipeg no later than 1889 where he began a joint venture with Simon Betrand in the business of oil and painting. He became a Winnipeg alderman around 1895 and served in that role until his election as Mayor for 1900.[1] In August 1903, Wilson left Winnipeg under mysterious circumstances and is thought to have died later that year.[1]

The City of Winnipeg named Wilson Street in his honour.[2]