No connection yet.
Knowledge Identifier: +William_Morris_(Canadian_businessman)
Businessman and political figure in Upper Canada
Born in 1786.
Country: Canada (100%)
Linked to: Queen's University, Queen's University
This timeline needs to be reviewed and corrected, as it has been automatically generated from multiple web sources. Please help improve it by adding dated informations, images and videos about William Morris (Canadian businessman).
William Morris was born in 1786
His family came to Upper Canada in 1801, where his father set up an import-export business
War of 1812 - He joined the militia during the War of 1812
In 1816, he opened a second store in the new settlement at Perth
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
He was involved in setting up the first canal connecting the Tay River to Lower Rideau Lake in 1834
He represented Carleton and Lanark until 1836, when he was appointed to the Legislative Council
He was appointed to the Legislative Council when Upper and Lower Canada were united in 1841
In 1842, he was appointed warden for the Johnstown District
In 1844, he became receiver general for the United Canadas
In 1846, he became president of the Executive Council
He suffered a stroke in 1853, at which point, he retired from active public life; he died at Montreal in 1858
William Morris died in 1858