Series S5 - Halford David Wilson's personal belongings

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Halford David Wilson's personal belongings

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AM362-S5

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(1904-1988)

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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 Halford David Wilson's personal belongings including his Alderman medal and a cartoon presented to him honouring Wilson's contributions to the City of Vancouver.

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Formerly located at 551-F-02 fld 02, 551-F-03 fld 01, and 551-F-04.

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  • Box: 539-F-01 fld 13
  • Box: 960-D-04 fld 02
  • Box: 550-G-04 fld 06
  • Box: 550-C-02