Francis McWilliams

Sir Francis McWilliams GBE (born February 1926) was Lord Mayor of London from 1992 to 1993.[1]


Francis McWilliams was born in February 1926,[2] in Portobello, Edinburgh, and educated at St John's, Portobello, Edinburgh's Holy Cross Academy, and was awarded a scholarship to the University of Edinburgh to study civil engineering when he was 16.[3]

In 2015, he was disqualified from driving for 12 months, after being caught over the drink-driving limit outside the Bank of England at 2:30am in his 2.7-litre Jaguar XF. He was 89 at the time.[4]


  1. ^ "Sir Francis McWilliams (1992-93) | The National Archives". Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  2. ^ "LONDON COURT OF INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION(THE) - Officers (free information from Companies House)". Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  3. ^ "London's Lord Mayor: a Scot with a fourth career in mind (From Herald Scotland)". Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Ex-Lord Mayor of London caught drink-driving outside Bank of England at 2.30am | London Evening Standard". Retrieved 10 September 2016.
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir Brian Jenkins
Lord Mayor of London
Succeeded by
Sir Paul Newall