Sir John Stephen Willison 1856-1927

One of Canada's most influential political journalist and a strong advocate of the Imperial Federation movement, Willison was born on a farm about 6.5 kilometers northeast of here. He began his career in 1881 with the London Advertiser. Two years later, he joined the Toronto Globe and in 1890 was appointed chief editor of that newspaper. In 1902, he resigned to become editor of the Independent Toronto Daily News (1902-1917) and in 1910 was named Canadian Correspondent of the London Times. Willison was knighted in 1913 for his contribution to journalism. His many written works include a notable biography of Sir Wilfrid Laurier.


Huron County Library - Zurich Branch, at 10 Goshen Street North (the intersection of Main Street and Goshen Street North), Zurich.

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Huron

Municipality: Municipality of Bluewater