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Stephen, George (1st Baron Mount Stephen)

Born: 1829 AD
Died: 1921 AD, at 92 years of age.

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.


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