Thomas Gilroy (Canadian politician)

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Thomas Gilroy
14th Mayor of Winnipeg
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Born16 October 1848
Norfolk County, Canada West
Died22 February 1905(1905-02-22) (aged 56)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Spouse(s)Beatrice Groff

Thomas Gilroy (16 October 1848 – 22 February 1905) was a Canadian politician, the 14th Mayor of Winnipeg in 1895. [1] [2]

Gilroy was born in Norfolk County, Canada West. In 1872 he joined the Sun Life Assurance company, supervising its Ontario operations. He moved west in 1882 to be Sun Life's manager for the North-West region, including Winnipeg. [1]

He attempted to enter provincial politics by campaigning in the 1888 Manitoba election at the Centre Winnipeg riding, but was defeated by Daniel Hunter McMillan. In 1891, he became a City of Winnipeg alderman, and was elected mayor in 1894. [1]

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  1. 1 2 3 "Thomas Gilroy (1848-1905)". Manitoba Historical Society. 30 August 2008. Retrieved 18 January 2009.
  2. "City Government: Mayors, Past and Present". City of Winnipeg. Archived from the original on 25 December 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2009.