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Alphabetical subject files on Halford David Wilson's civic affairs
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- Wilson, Halford David
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- 2.3 m of textual records
- 20 prints
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Born in Vancouver Nov. 7, 1904, Wilson was educated in Vancouver and initially worked as a bank clerk and then an insurance agent. In 1934, he was elected to the Vancouver City Council. During the pre-war and early-war years, Wilson was an advocate of stringent controls on Japanese in British Columbia. In 1940, Wilson joined the Canadian Army; however, he continued on City Council until 1942, when he was sent to Britain. Returning to Vancouver after the war, Wilson was defeated in his bid for Mayor in 1946, but was re-elected to council in 1947; he served until 1953. Wilson was re-elected in 1955 and remained until 1972.
Wilson ran his own businesses, and was active in the British Columbia Automobile Association and the Royal Canadian Legion.
He died April 23, 1988.
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Series consists of correspondence, reports, articles, news clippings, and proposals gathered by Halford David Wilson when he was an alderman of the City of Vancouver and member of various civic and business organizations. Series relates to municipal affairs, city's transportation development and Wilson's participation in city elections. Series also covers the records of the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) gathered by Wilson when Wilson was the chairman and an active member of BCAA. Series is arranged in alphabetical order by subject terms.
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