Charles R. Tuson

Charles Roger Tuson was the 13th mayor of the City of Windsor, serving from 1917 to 1918.

After being elected as an alderman, Tuson ran against Henry Clay for the mayoralty in 1914. Clay was successful, winning by 29 votes. Tuson was again defeated in the race for Charles R. Tusonmayor against Arthur W. Jackson in 1914. Tuson was ultimately elected Mayor of Windsor in his race against Herbert W. Wilson and Frank J. Mitchell. Tuson officially took office as Mayor on January 1, 1917. Tuson, who was a liberal, was interested in traffic conditions in Windsor; his efforts led to improvements to lighting on many downtown streets. Tuson was also an active member in many clubs in Windsor, including the Windsor Lawn Bowling Club and the Windsor Rotary Club.

Tuson was born January 26, 1872 in London, Ontario. For 15 years, Tuson worked in London with the London Printing and Lithographic Company. He moved to Windsor in 1900 to manage a florist company, a position he held for seven years. During this time, he also worked as an undertaker and in the field of real estate, selling and purchasing plots of land. In 1926, when he was an alderman, Tuson suffered two brain hemorrhages and was admitted to Hotel Dieu Hospital. He passed away October 7, 1929.


Ald. Tuson seriously ill in Detroit, receiving hospital. (16 Apr 1926). Border Cities Star. p. 3.

Mayor Tuson. (3 Sept 1918). Border Cities Star. p. 3.

Veteran Windsor official, Business Leader stricken. (7 Oct 1929). Windsor Daily Star. p. 1.