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Sir William Johnson

Sir William Johnson, merchant, fur trader, colonial official (born ca. 1715 in Smithtown, County Meath, Ireland; died 11 July 1774 in Johnson Hall, near Johnstown, NY).

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K.C. Irving

Kenneth Colin (K.C.) Irving, OC, industrialist and entrepreneur (born 14 March 1899 in Bouctouche, NB; died 13 December 1992 in Saint John, NB). K.C. Irving built a business empire under the Irving name that ranges from pulp and paper and oil refining to newspaper publishing and broadcasting. He has been called New Brunswick’s first modern entrepreneurial industrialist. Businesses he founded were divided up among his sons and remain within the family. Irving companies continue to account for a large portion of New Brunswick’s economic activity.

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Max Gros-Louis

Max Gros-Louis, or Oné-Onti, politician, businessman (born at Huron Village IR, Loretteville, Qué 6 Aug 1931). After working as a surveyor's labourer and travelling salesman, he became a producer of pan-Indigenous handicrafts and manager of a Huron dance troupe.

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Sir Charles Blair Gordon

Sir Charles Blair Gordon, banker, manufacturer (b at Montréal 22 Nov 1867; d there 30 July 1939). Five years after beginning work in a dry-goods store, Gordon formed the Standard Shirt Company and in 1904 oversaw the organization of Dominion Textiles.

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George Keen

George Keen, salesman, co-operative leader (b at Stoke-on-Trent, Eng 8 May 1869; d at Brantford, Ont 4 Dec 1953). Keen immigrated to Canada in 1904. In 1906 he helped organize the Brantford Co-operative Society, a consumer co-operative.

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Samuel Zimmerman

Samuel Zimmerman, businessman (b in Huntington County, Pa 17 Mar 1815; d near Hamilton, Canada W 12 Mar 1857). The best-known railway contractor of his time, he was notorious for his free-wheeling business methods and political connections.

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Jean-Paul Tardif

Jean-Paul Tardif, financier (b at Québec City 15 May 1923). After graduating from Laval, Tardif began work in 1947 with his father's investment company, Savings and Investment Corp, first as treasurer and then as managing director. In 1951 he became chief executive officer and in 1959, president.

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Jean-Baptiste Lagemodière

Jean-Baptiste Lagemodière, also spelled as Lagimodière, Lagimonière and Lajimodière, fur trader (b at Trois-Rivières, Qué 26 Dec 1778; d at St-Boniface, Man 7 Sept 1855). Going west as a hunter and trapper about 1800, he returned to Québec in 1806, where he married Marie-Anne Gaboury.

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Patrick Lenihan

Patrick Lenihan, trade unionist (b at Kanturk, Ire 11 Apr 1903; d at Calgary 4 Mar 1981). He was a member of the Sinn Féin movement engaged in rebellious activities against British rule in Ireland. In the 1930s he organized workers, farmers and unemployed throughout Alberta.

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Simon McGillivray

Simon McGillivray, merchant (b at Stratherrick, Scot 1783; d at London, Eng 9 June 1840), brother of William MCGILLIVRAY and Duncan MCGILLIVRAY. Owing to physical disability, he did not enter the Canadian FUR TRADE actively like

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George Harold McIvor

George Harold McIvor, businessman, public servant (b at Portage la Prairie, Man 1894; d on vacation in Scotland 2 Mar 1991). Starting in the grain business at 15, McIvor rose from work at a country elevator to the Winnipeg Grain Exchange. In 1935 he joined John I.

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Moses Hart

Moses Hart, businessman, landowner (b at Trois-Rivières 26 Nov 1768; d there 15 Oct 1852), brother of Benjamin HART. An eccentric but adept businessman, Hart began his career in Sorel by running a general store and then extended into the import-export business.

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Gilbert LaBine

Gilbert LaBine, prospector, mining promoter (b at Westmeath, Ont 10 Feb 1890; d at Toronto 8 June 1977). He and his brother Charlie formed ELDORADO GOLD MINES (1926) in Manitoba. When the mine petered out, he used the company's

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Jacques Bougie

Jacques Bougie, administrator (b at Montréal, 1947). Jacques Bougie graduated from the Université de Montréal in law, and from l'École des Hautes Etudes Commerciales in business administration. He began working for Alcan in 1979 as manager for the company's Beauharnois smelter.