Mount Stephen, George Stephen, 1st Baron

Mount Stephen, George Stephen, 1st Baron,

1829–1921, Canadian financier and railroad builder, b. Scotland. He emigrated to Canada in 1850, became a manufacturer, and was (1876–81) president of the Bank of Montreal. With his cousin, Lord StrathconaStrathcona and Mount Royal, Donald Alexander Smith, 1st Baron
, 1820–1914, Canadian fur trader, financier, and railroad builder, b. Scotland.
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, and others, including James J. HillHill, James Jerome,
1838–1916, American railroad builder, b. Ontario, Canada. He went to St. Paul, Minn., in 1856. He became a partner of Norman Kittson in a steamboat line and, with Kittson, Donald Alexander Smith (later Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal), and George
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, he helped to construct the Canadian Pacific Railway, lending to the project his considerable skill in finance. From 1881 to 1888 he was president of the railroad. His philanthropies were numerous. He was created baron in 1891.
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