George Templeman Kingston
George Templeman Kingston, meteorologist, (b at Oporto, Portugal 5 Oct 1816; d at Toronto 21 Jan 1886). For successfully promoting and organizing one of Canada's first scientific services, Kingston has been called the father of Canadian METEOROLOGY. He was a Cambridge graduate and came to Canada in 1852; 3 years later he became professor of meteorology at the University of Toronto and director of the Toronto Observatory, a position he held until 1880. He was founding director of the national meteorological service 1871-80. With new federal resources in 1871-72, he initiated a daily exchange of weather data with the US and a few years later began the dissemination of daily storm warnings and weather forecasts to eastern ports and cities.