Bill Davis

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Bill Davis
William Grenville Davis (1979).jpg
Davis in 1979
18th Premier of Ontario
In office
March 1, 1971 – February 8, 1985
MonarchElizabeth II
Lieutenant GovernorWilliam Ross Macdonald
Pauline Mills McGibbon
John Black Aird
Preceded byJohn Robarts
Succeeded byFrank Miller
Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Brampton
In office
September 18, 1975 – May 2, 1985
Preceded byDistrict established
Succeeded byBob Callahan
Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Peel North
In office
October 17, 1967 – September 18, 1975
Preceded byDistrict established
Succeeded byDistrict abolished
Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Peel
In office
June 11, 1959 – October 17, 1967
Preceded byThomas Laird Kennedy
Succeeded byDistrict abolished
Personal details
Born
William Grenville Davis

(1929-07-30)July 30, 1929
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
DiedAugust 8, 2021(2021-08-08) (aged 92)
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Political partyProgressive Conservative
Spouse(s)
  • Helen MacPhee
    (m. 1955; died 1962)
  • Kathleen MacKay (m. 1964)
Children5
Alma materUniversity of Toronto
Osgoode Hall Law School

William Grenville "Bill" Davis, (July 30, 1929 – August 8, 2021) was a Canadian politician. He was born in Toronto. He was the 18th Premier of Ontario, Canada, from 1971 to 1985.

In a 2012 edition, the Institute for Research on Public Policy's magazine, Policy Options, named Davis the second-best Canadian premier of the last forty years, beaten only by Peter Lougheed.[1]

Davis died on August 8, 2021 in Brampton, Ontario at the age of 92.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Pratt, Sheila (3 May 2012). "Alberta's Peter Lougheed easily tops list of Canada's best premiers". Postmedia News. Archived from the original on 16 November 2018. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
  2. Martin, Sandra (August 8, 2021). "Premier Bill Davis was the steady hand driving Ontario's Big Blue Machine". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved August 8, 2021.