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Sir John Stephen Willison 1856-1927

Sir John Stephen Willison 1856-1927

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted October, 2004

Sir John Stephen Willison 1856-1927

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010

Sir John Stephen Willison 1856-1927

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Plaque Location

The County of Huron
The Municipality of Bluewater
In Zurich, on the north side of Main Street (Road 84)
3 buildings east of Goshen Street


Coordinates: N 43 25.283 W 81 37.398

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Plaque Text

One of Canada's most influential political journalists and a strong advocate of the Imperial Federation movement, Willison was born on a farm about 6.5 kilometres northeast of here. He began his career in 1881 with the London Advertiser. Two years later, he joined the Toronto Globe and in 1890 was appointed chief editor of that newspaper. In 1902, he resigned to become editor of the independent Toronto Daily News (1902-1917) and in 1910 was named Canadian correspondent of the London Times. Willison was knighted in 1913 for his contribution to journalism. His many written works include a notable biography of Sir Wilfred Laurier.

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