John Emerson (mayor)
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Pictured in the Daily Herald on December 13, 1904, after his first election as mayor
|15th Mayor of Calgary|
January 2, 1905 – January 14, 1907
|Preceded by||Silas Alexander Ramsay|
|Succeeded by||Arthur Leslie Cameron|
|Born||June 4, 1859|
England, United Kingdom
|Died||July 25, 1932 (aged 73)|
Burgess Hill, Sussex, England
Born in England, Emerson emigrated to Calgary in 1885 and began farming on a homestead just outside the city limits. Soon he left farming and established a successful grocery business on Stephen Avenue.
After spending three years on Calgary City Council, Emerson spent two years as mayor from January 2, 1905 to January 14, 1907. During his tenure as mayor, Calgary hosted a number of prominent visitors. This included: The Prince of Wales (later George V), Prince Arthur of Connaught, and several Governors General.
- "Automated Genealogy 1901 Census Transcription Project". Automatedgenealogy.com. 2007-05-10. Retrieved 2012-01-21.
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