J. B. Turgeon
Joseph-Balsora Turgeon (1810 – July 17, 1897) was the first French-Canadian mayor of Bytown, Canada. He was born in Terrebonne, Quebec in 1810 and came to Bytown in around 1836. He was elected to the town council in 1848, 1849, 1851 and 1852. In 1852, he became a school trustee and also founded L'Institut canadien-français d'Ottawa. He became mayor of Bytown in 1853. Turgeon proposed the establishment of a Separate School system in Bytown and also lobbied for more French-speaking teachers. He also suggested a new name rich in history, Ottawa, for the town.
Joseph Balsora Turgeon
|Mayor of Bytown|
|Preceded by||Richard William Scott|
|Succeeded by||Henry J. Friel|
|Died||July 17, 1897|
- Biography (in French)
- Mullington, Dave (2005). Chain of Office: Biographical Sketches of the Early Mayors of Ottawa (1847–1948). GeneralStore PublishingHouse. p. 12. ISBN 978-1-897113-17-2.
- Pelletier, Jean Yves (2006), L'Institut canadien-français d'Ottawa (1852 à 2002), Ottawa, Ontario: Jean Yves Pelletier
Richard William Scott
| Mayor of Bytown
Henry J. Friel
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