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Oscar Fleming

Oscar Fleming, First Mayor of the City of Windsor


Oscar Ernest Fleming (March 17, 1862[1] – after 1929) was a lawyer and politician in OntarioCanada. He was mayor of Windsor from 1891 to 1893.[1]

The son of Samuel Fleming and Sophia M. Harwood, he was born in MiltonHalton CountyCanada West and was educated in Windsor. He articled in law in Toronto, was called to the bar in 1885 and set up practice in Windsor. Fleming served two years on the local school board and three years on Windsor town council.[2] He was the last mayor for the town of Windsor and the first mayor after Windsor became a city.[1]

Fleming also served as vice-president of the McAplin Consumers Tobacco Company and as a director for the Standard Paint and Varnish Company of Windsor and of the Windsor Turned Works Company. With his brothers, he was the owner of an office building in Windsor.[1] He was also grand marshal of the Grand Lodge of Ontario.[2]

In 1890, Fleming married Caroline Maud Drake.[2]

In 1919, he became president of the Canadian Deep Waterways and Power Association, an association to promote the building of a seaway connecting the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean.[3]

In 1929, he moved to New York City.[4]


  1. Jump up to:a b c d Commemorative biographical record of the county of Essex, Ontario : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens ... J.H. Beers. 1905. pp. 42–43.

  2. Jump up to:a b c Cochrane, William (1893). "The Canadian Album: Men of Canada; Or, Success by Example, in Religion, Patriotism, Business, Law, Medicine, Education and Agriculture; Containing Portraits ...". p. 304.

  3. Jump up^ Stagg, Ronald (2010). The Golden Dream: A History of the St. Lawrence Seaway. p. 114. ISBN 1770705317.

  4. Jump up^ "Oscar Ernest Fleming". New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957. familysearch.

"Oscar Fleming"

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Christy Litster, 2017

Oscar Fleming as a Young Man

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