Frank J. Mitchell

Frank J. Mitchell was a Windsor businessman and industrialist who served as the 16th mayor, from 1924 until 1926.

Mitchell was a councilman in the Windsor City Council before serving as mayor for three years. A keen businessman, Mitchell operated several successful businesses parallel to his Frank J. Mitchellinvolvement in municipal politics – Gotfredson LTD, Border Transit Company, and Buses and Trucks Services Limited. In addition, he was involved with a number of community organizations, such as Goodfellows Club, Windsor Retail Merchant Association, Windsor branch of the Canadian Red Cross, and the Windsor Board of Education. As well, Mitchell was the head of the Rotary Club Crippled Children’s Committee that established the first clinic in the area for treatment of cerebral palsy. Eventually, the Mitchell family relocated to Riverside, and he was again elected into public office as a Riverside councillor.

Mitchell attended a local public school, and went on to graduate from the Windsor Collegiate. He was an avid sportsman in his youth, and remained a devoted follower of many sports throughout his adulthood. Mitchell passed away from a heart attack during a game of golf at the age of 65. He is interned at the Windsor Grove Cemetery. A local park on the south side of Giles Boulevard near Dougall Ave carries the name Mitchell Park, in honour of the former mayor.


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