Sir Adam Wilson QC (September 22, 1814 – December 28, 1891) was a lawyer, judge and political figure in Canada West. He served as mayor of Toronto in 1859 and 1860. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1815 and came to Halton County, Upper Canada in 1830 to work with his uncle. In 1834, he moved to Toronto where he studied law Robert Baldwin Sullivan and was called to the bar in 1839. In 1850, he became Queen's Counsel. Wilson was elected to Toronto city council in 1855, later serving two terms as mayor. In 1856, he was named to a commission whose work formed the basis for the l Statutes of the Province of Canada. He was elected to the Legislative Council of the Province of Canada in an 1860 by-election in the North riding of York; he was re-elected in ral for Canada West in the Executive

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  • Sir Adam Wilson Q.C. (* 22. September 1814 in Edinburgh; † 28. Dezember 1891 in Toronto) war ein kanadischer Richter, Politiker und 15. Bürgermeister von Toronto. Der in Schottland geborene Wilson wanderte 1830 in das oberkanadische Halton County aus, um mit seinem Onkel George Chalmers zusammenzuarbeiten, der Besitzer einer Mühle und eines Ladens war. 1834 zog er nach Toronto und studierte dort Rechtswissenschaften bei Robert Baldwin Sullivan. Er erhielt 1839 seine anwaltliche Zulassung und wurde 1850 Kronanwalt. Wilson wurde 1855 in den Torontoer Stadtrat gewählt und diente von Januar 1859 bis Januar 1861 – als erster direkt von den Bürgern gewählter Bürgermeister – zwei Amtsperioden. 1856 wurde er in die Kommission berufen, die an den Statuten der Provinz Kanada arbeitete. In einer Nachwahl erlangte er 1860 einen Sitz in der Legislativversammlung der Provinz Kanada. 1863 zog er sich aus der Politik zurück und arbeitete als Jurist und Berater weiter. 1878 wurde er Oberster Richter der Court of Common Pleas. 1887 schied er aus diesem Amt aus und wurde zum Ritter geschlagen. (de)
  • Sir Adam Wilson QC (September 22, 1814 – December 28, 1891) was a lawyer, judge and political figure in Canada West. He served as mayor of Toronto in 1859 and 1860. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1815 and came to Halton County, Upper Canada in 1830 to work with his uncle. In 1834, he moved to Toronto where he studied law Robert Baldwin Sullivan and was called to the bar in 1839. In 1850, he became Queen's Counsel. Wilson was elected to Toronto city council in 1855, later serving two terms as mayor. In 1856, he was named to a commission whose work formed the basis for the l Statutes of the Province of Canada. He was elected to the Legislative Council of the Province of Canada in an 1860 by-election in the North riding of York; he was re-elected in ral for Canada West in the Executive Council. He resigned from politics in 1863 and was named judge in the Court of Queen's Bench. He served on the Ontario Law Reform Commission. In 1878, Wilson became chief justice in the Court of Common Pleas and, in 1884, was named to the same function in the Court of Queen's Bench. He was also a member of the Orange Order in Canada. In 1887, he was retired and was knighted. He died in Toronto on December 28, 1891. (en)
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  • Sir Adam Wilson QC (September 22, 1814 – December 28, 1891) was a lawyer, judge and political figure in Canada West. He served as mayor of Toronto in 1859 and 1860. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1815 and came to Halton County, Upper Canada in 1830 to work with his uncle. In 1834, he moved to Toronto where he studied law Robert Baldwin Sullivan and was called to the bar in 1839. In 1850, he became Queen's Counsel. Wilson was elected to Toronto city council in 1855, later serving two terms as mayor. In 1856, he was named to a commission whose work formed the basis for the l Statutes of the Province of Canada. He was elected to the Legislative Council of the Province of Canada in an 1860 by-election in the North riding of York; he was re-elected in ral for Canada West in the Executive (en)
  • Sir Adam Wilson Q.C. (* 22. September 1814 in Edinburgh; † 28. Dezember 1891 in Toronto) war ein kanadischer Richter, Politiker und 15. Bürgermeister von Toronto. Der in Schottland geborene Wilson wanderte 1830 in das oberkanadische Halton County aus, um mit seinem Onkel George Chalmers zusammenzuarbeiten, der Besitzer einer Mühle und eines Ladens war. 1834 zog er nach Toronto und studierte dort Rechtswissenschaften bei Robert Baldwin Sullivan. Er erhielt 1839 seine anwaltliche Zulassung und wurde 1850 Kronanwalt. Wilson wurde 1855 in den Torontoer Stadtrat gewählt und diente von Januar 1859 bis Januar 1861 – als erster direkt von den Bürgern gewählter Bürgermeister – zwei Amtsperioden. 1856 wurde er in die Kommission berufen, die an den Statuten der Provinz Kanada arbeitete. In einer Nach (de)
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