1829 - Born on June 5th in Dufftown, Banffshire, Scotland. Canadian financier and railroad builder.
1850 - He emigrated to Canada and became a manufacturer.
1876 - Was president of the Bank of Montreal.
1881-1888 - With his cousin, Lord Strathcona, and others, including James J. Hill, he helped to construct the Canadian Pacific Railway, lending to the project his considerable skill in finance.
- In recognition of his achievements, he was created a baronet.
- He was president of the railroad.
1891 - Raised to the peerage as Baron Mount Stephen.
1905 - He became Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order.
1921 - Died on November 29th.
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