Mount-Stephen, George Stephen, first Baron


Mount-Stephen, George Stephen, first Baron
(1829- )
   Born in Dufftown, Banffshire, Scotland. In 1850 came to Canada; built up a successful business in Montreal; in 1873 vice-president of the Bank of Montreal, and in 1876 president. In 1881 elected president of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and for his valuable services in promoting its construction created a baronet, 1886. Joined Lord Strathcona in 1886 in donating $1,000,000 for the erection of the Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal. In 1888 retired from the presidency of the Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1891 created a baron; and in 1905 G.C.V.O.
   Index: Md Director of the Canadian Pacific Railway, 236.
   Bib.: Morgan, Can. Men; Who's Who.

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