Charles Edwin Thompson
|27th Mayor of Vancouver|
|Preceded by||George Clark Miller|
|Succeeded by||Frederick Hume|
17 September 1890|
Grey County, Ontario
|Died||19 April 1966(aged 75)|
Born in Grey County, Ontario, Thompson worked as a teacher, rancher, and an automotive dealer. In 1945 he became a Vancouver alderman and from 1949 to 1950 served as mayor. He promoted the construction of city infrastructure such as streets and bridges. A prevailing theme during Thompson's term of office was a widespread belief that communism posed a threat to citizens.
Thompson was a devoted Freemason since 1924, initiated with the Latonia Lodge No. 125 in Saskatchewan and affiliated with the Melrose Lodge No. 67 in Vancouver.
- Mackie, John (30 November 2002). "The mayors of Vancouver". The Vancouver Sun. p. B4.
- Vancouver History: list of mayors, accessed 26 August 2006
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