William Haswell Stephenson (1836-1918)
William Haswell Stephenson was an Alderman and Magistrate of Newcastle. During his life he was Sheriff, Mayor of Newcastle (4 times), and Lord Mayor (1909-1910). He was also chairman of the Tyne Commission, and director of several public companies. He made serveral gifts to the city including the statue of Queen Victoria in St Nichoal's Square and the Stephenson Library on Elswick Road.