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Sir William Pearce Howland 1811-1907

Sir William Pearce Howland 1811-1907

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted April, 2004

Sir William Pearce Howland 1811-1907

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The Region of Peel
The City of Mississauga
Behind the building at the southeast corner of
Dundas Street West and Confederation Parkway.
(The plaque appears to have gone missing
due to construction on the site.)

Coordinates: N 43 34.666 W 79 37.121


Plaque Text

The only American born Father of Confederation, Sir William P. Howland was a native of Paulings, N.Y. and in 1830 settled in Cooksville. In the 1840's his extensive business interests became centred in Toronto. Howland became a British Subject in 1841. He represented York West 1857-1867 in the Legislative Assembly and 1867-8 in the House of Commons. He served as minister of finance 1862-3 and 1866-67, receiver general 1863-4, postmaster general in 1864, and the first minister of inland revenue in 1867. At the London Conference in 1866 Howland was one of the three delegates from Canada West. He was Ontario's second lieutenant-governor, 1868-73, and in 1879 was created a K.C.M.G.

Related Toronto plaque
Sir William Pearce Howland 1811-1907



Mississauga Plaques

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