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Stephen, George

Born: 1829 AD
Died: 1921 AD
Nationality: Scottish
Categories: Businessmen, Manufacturers

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.