William Alfred Himsworth
William Alfred Himsworth served as Clerk of the Queen's Privy Council from July 1, 1872, to January 7, 1880.
Mr. Himsworth was educated in Montreal and was called to the bar of Lower Canada in 1841. He practised law briefly at Aylmer (Gatineau County) until he entered government service as a sessional clerk in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada from 1842 to 1843. He became a clerk in the Executive Council Office in 1843 and rose to become Assistant Clerk of the Executive Council in 1851. He served as Assistant Clerk of the Privy Council from July 2, 1867, until he was appointed Clerk in 1872. Mr. Himsworth also held a number of additional minor appointments, including deputy for signing money warrants and, in 1875, Justice of the Peace for Carleton County. He died in Ottawa in 1880.