8th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
November 18, 1897 to April 19, 1903
Oliver Mowat was born in 1820 in Kingston. He was called to the bar in 1841, and served as a MPP from 1857 to 1896. He held the posts of Provincial Secretary, Postmaster General and Premier (1872-1896). He was knighted in 1892, and upon his retirement from the legislature, served as a Senator from 1896 to 1897. Mowat was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Ontario in 1897, and died in office in 1903. A devout Christian, Mowat was the author of several religious books and served as an executive in a variety of religious organizations.