Charles Francis Smithers

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Charles Francis Smithers
Born (1822-11-25)November 25, 1822
London, England
Died May 20, 1887(1887-05-20) (aged 64)
Occupation Banker
Known for President of the Bank of Montreal

Charles Francis Smithers (November 25, 1822 – May 20, 1887) was a Canadian banker.

Born in London, England, Smithers emigrated to Montreal, Canada East in 1847. He joined the Bank of Montreal in 1858 as an inspector. In 1862, he became a joint agent of the New York branch. He joined the London and Colonial Bank in 1863 before rejoining the Bank in 1869. In 1879, he became a general manager of the Bank and was appointed President in 1881. He served in this position until his death in 1887.[1]


  1. ^ "A Montreal Banker Dead". New York Times. May 20, 1887. 
Business positions
Preceded by
George Stephen
President of the Bank of Montreal
Succeeded by
Donald Smith