17th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
December 26, 1946 to February 18, 1952
Born in 1886 in London, Ontario, Ray Lawson became head of a lithographic firm in Toronto and a company director. In 1909 he married Helen Newton. Lawson served as Lieutenant Governor from 1946 to 1952. He brought much energy and warmth to the office, and travelled widely around Ontario. Lawson later served as Canadian Consul General to the United States in New York from 1953 to 1955. He died in 1980.