William Mulock

William Mulock

Sir William Mulock, PC , KCMG (January 19, 1844 – October 1, 1944) was a Canadian politician and cabinet member.

Born in Bondhead, Canada West, he graduated from the University of Toronto in 1863 and was called to the Bar in 1867.

He won a seat in the Canadian House of Commons as a Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) and served there from 1882 to 1905. Sir Wilfrid Laurier appointed him to the Canadian Cabinet as Postmaster General from 1896 to 1905. In 1900, Mulock established the Department of Labour, becoming its first secretary that same year and served until 1905.

In 1923, Mulock was appointed as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ontario, a position he held until 1936.

From 1931 to 1932, he served as acting Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.

Mulock became rector and Chancellor at the University of Toronto in 1924 during which time he joined the Kappa Alpha Society through which he met William Lyon Mackenzie King giving him his start in politics [ MacKenzie King Diaries] . He served as Chancellor until his death at age 100 in 1944.

The Sir William Mulock Secondary School and Mulock Drive in Newmarket, Ontario, are named in his honour.


External links

* [http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/people/key/bio.asp?lang=E&query=16922&s=M Political Biography from the Library of Parliament]
* [http://ontarioplaques.com/Plaque_Simcoe01.html Ontario Plaques - Sir William Mulock]

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