D’Arcy Scott

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D’Arcy Scott : biography

8 March 1872 – 1 October 1926

D’Arcy Scott (8 March 1872 – 1 October 1926), the son of Sir Richard William Scott, was mayor of Ottawa from 1907 to 1908.Sandra Gwyn, Tapestry of War: A Private View of Canadians in the Great War (Toronto: HarperCollins, 1992),p.28; Ottawa Citizen, 2 October 1926, p.5. “Death of Prominent Lawyer…”

Scott was a prominent Ottawa lawyer. He played an important role in the construction of Union Station, now the Government Conference Centre in Ottawa. In 1908 he was appointed chief assistant commissioner of the Board of Railway Commissioners, the predecessor of the Canadian Transportation Agency.

In his youth Scott was an active member of the Ottawa Canoe Club and a competitive paddler; in 1893 and 1897 he won the American Canoe Association paddling championship and in 1894 and 1895 he placed second.New York Ttimes, 22 July 1894, p.17. “Pleasures of the Canoe Camp”; New York Times, 23 August 1894, p.6, “For International Canoe Cup”, New York Times,, 22 August 1895, p. 6 “Paddling Race at Camp”.

Category:Mayors of Ottawa Category:Lawyers in Ontario Category:1872 births Category:1926 deaths