2002 Charles R. Bowen 

2002 Inductee

Charles BowenCharles R. Bowen was a veteran of World War II, serving for 5 years in England, Africa and Italy. Charles' political career started in 1963 when he was voted as Alderman for Ward 5. In 1973, Charles became Brantford's first full time Mayor, serving until 1980. During this time he served on numerous committees and was proud to have twinned Brantford with Osijek, Croatia. Realizing the growth of the City's north end, Fire Hall #3 was opened during Charles' tenure as Mayor."The greatest reward I can have is to serve our fellow men with honesty and justice for all, as we continue to mold our city into a home of peace and comfort for our citizens." - Charles R. Bowen