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|33rd Mayor of Edmonton|
October 16, 1995 – October 26, 2004
|Preceded by||Jan Reimer|
|Succeeded by||Stephen Mandel|
|Born||December 11, 1935|
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL West All-Star||1960|
William Smith (born December 11, 1935) is a Canadian businessman, former politician, and former professional football player. Smith was a mayor of Edmonton, Alberta from 1995 until 2004. Smith was a Grey Cup champion with the Edmonton Eskimos.
Smith was first elected in 1995 after defeating incumbent Mayor Jan Reimer and was re-elected in 1998 and 2001. As Mayor, Smith was known as "Booster Bill" for his efforts in promoting Edmonton as the "Greatest City in the Greatest Province in the Greatest Country." During his term in office, Smith is credited with being instrumental in bringing the IAAF World Championships in Athletics, the Juno Awards and the World Masters Games to Edmonton. Smith was defeated by Councillor Stephen Mandel in the 2004 Edmonton municipal election.
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