William Morris (Canadian businessman)

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William Morris (Canadian businessman)

Businessman and political figure in Upper Canada add

Category: Business

Born in 1786.

Country: Canada (100%)

Education: undef.

Linked to: Queen's University, Queen's University

 

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William Morris was born in 1786 add something


1801

His family came to Upper Canada in 1801, where his father set up an import-export business add something


1812

War of 1812 - He joined the militia during the War of 1812 add something


1816

In 1816, he opened a second store in the new settlement at Perth add something


1818

In 1818, he was appointed justice of the peace in the area and, in 1820, he was elected to the 8th Parliament of Upper Canada representing Carleton add something


1834

He was involved in setting up the first canal connecting the Tay River to Lower Rideau Lake in 1834 add something


1836

He represented Carleton and Lanark until 1836, when he was appointed to the Legislative Council add something


1841

He was appointed to the Legislative Council when Upper and Lower Canada were united in 1841 add something


1842

In 1842, he was appointed warden for the Johnstown District add something


1844

In 1844, he became receiver general for the United Canadas add something


1846

In 1846, he became president of the Executive Council add something


1853

He suffered a stroke in 1853, at which point, he retired from active public life; he died at Montreal in 1858 add something


William Morris died in 1858 add something