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Sir William Mulock

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

Born in Bond Head, Canada West, the son of Thomas H. Mulock, an Irish immigrant, and Mary, the daughter of John Cawthra[1], 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. His deputy minister was William Lyon Mackenzie King, with whom he remained friends for the rest of his life.

In 1923, Mulock was appointed by King 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 1923. 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.

Mulock was married to Sarah Ellen Crowther and had a son Cawthra Mulock (1882-1918).

Mulock's grandson William Pate Mulock was also a MP for the same riding York North.

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

Born in Bond Head, Canada West, the son of Thomas H. Mulock, an Irish immigrant, and Mary, the daughter of John Cawthra[1], 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. His deputy minister was William Lyon Mackenzie King, with whom he remained friends for the rest of his life.

In 1923, Mulock was appointed by King 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 1923. He served as Chancellor until his death at age 100 in 1944.

The Sir William Mulock Secondary School, Mulock Drive in Newmarket, Ontario, and Mulock House in Whitney Hall at the University of Toronto are named in his honour.

Mulock was married to Sarah Ellen Crowther and had a son Cawthra Mulock (1882-1918).

Mulock's grandson William Pate Mulock was also a MP for the same riding York North. [edit]

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Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Frederick William Strange, Lib.-Cons.
Member of Parliament for York North
1882-1905
Succeeded by
Allen Bristol Aylesworth, Liberal
Academic offices
Preceded by
Byron Edmund Walker
Chancellor of the University of Toronto
1924–1944
Succeeded by
Henry John Cody
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