J. E. Stanley
Lewis (February 29 1888-August 18 1970) was Ottawa's longest
serving mayor, to date, from 1936 to 1948.
He was born in Ottawa in 1888. He owned and operated an electrical
store in the city. He was first elected to City Council as an
alderman in 1930. It was during Lewis' term as mayor, in September
1946, that 25 veterans of World War II
and their families took over the abandoned Kildare Barracks at
Rideau and Chapel to protest the lack of housing.
When Barbara Ann Scott
World Figure Skating
in 1947, she was presented with a car by Lewis on
her triumphant return; however, she was not able to accept the gift
from the city because she wished to retain amateur status.