Tom Edwards, sportsman with a connection to Wales (Wrexham)
Tom EdwardsMayor of Whitby, Ontario 1991-1997. Retired as longest-serving Canadian politician after forty years in elected municipal office.
Connection: Paternal grandparents, father, wife and one daughter born in Wales. Former Wrexham area resident. Active in North American Welsh community.
Was a founding member of Canada's NDP (labour political party) in 1960. Also former boxing champion in Britain, member of Canadian boxing hall of fame.