16th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
November 30, 1937 to December 26, 1946
Born in 1873 in Lindsay, Ontario, Albert Matthews became an investment broker in Toronto, and later a company director. He was Chairman of McMaster University in Hamilton. Matthews served as Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 1937 to 1946. During his time in office, he did little entertaining and gave vast sums of money to charities to help ease the burden of the Great Depression. Matthews died in Windermere, Ontario, in 1949.