Claude L. Harrison

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Claude Harrison
Mayor of Victoria, British Columbia
In office
1951–1955
Preceded byPercy E. George
Succeeded byPercy B. Scurrah
Personal details
Born(1886-09-20)September 20, 1886
Victoria, British Columbia
DiedMay 12, 1986(1986-05-12) (aged 99)
Victoria, British Columbia

Claude Lionel Harrison (September 20, 1886 – March 12, 1986) became the 44th mayor of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, after serving as the city's prosecutor[1] for forty years.[2]

The son of judge Eli Harrison and Eunice Mary Louisa Seabrook,[3][1] he was born in Victoria.[3] He was 64 years old when he was elected as mayor, serving from 1951 until 1955.[2]

In 1953, during Harrison's term as mayor, the Harrison Yacht Pond was built for use by model boats.[4]

After John Maitland Marshall, a librarian suspected of leftist leanings, was fired in 1954, Harrison stated that he would support the burning of any subversive books found on library shelves.[5]

Harrison died in Victoria at the age of 99.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles (1929). Armorial families : a directory of gentlemen of coat-armour. Volume 1. p. 888. |volume= has extra text (help)
  2. ^ a b Elms, Lindsay. "Claude Lionel Harrison". Beyond Nootka.
  3. ^ a b "Vital Event Birth Registration". BC Archives.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "About Harrison Yacht Pond". Victoria Model Shipbuilding Society. Archived from the original on 2016-07-03. Retrieved 2014-06-30.
  5. ^ "Book excerpt: Red Scare ensnared city's first bookmobile librarian". Victoria Times-Colonist. April 28, 2012.
  6. ^ "Vital Event Death Registration". BC Archives.[permanent dead link]