Allan Higdon

Allan L. Higdon served as acting mayor of Ottawa, Canada from July 2000 to 2001.

Born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland, he immigrated to Canada in 1957. He received a BA from Queen's University in English and History and received a B.Ed from the University of Toronto.

He then worked with the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. He would later move to Ottawa after living in Toronto and southeast Asia, where he would teach high school. He then worked on Parliament Hill and then became a self-employed consultant specializing in social and demographic research and communications. From 1988 to 1994 he was employed as a senior analyst for the Department of Communications.

In the Ottawa municipal election, 1994 he was elected to the Ottawa City Council representing the Alta Vista-Canterbury Ward. He was re-elected in the Ottawa municipal election, 1997 by acclamation and was appointed as Deputy Mayor of Ottawa.

After mayor Jim Watson's resignation in 2000, Higdon became acting mayor of Ottawa. Higdon lost his seat in city council to Regional councillor Peter Hume in the Ottawa municipal election, 2000 when the city amalgamated with the regional government.

As councillor, Higdon was a conservative.

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