James Ferrier (politician)
|4th Mayor of Montreal|
|Preceded by||Joseph Bourret|
|Succeeded by||John Easton Mills|
|Member of the Legislative Council of the Province of Canada for Victoria|
|Member of the Legislative Council of Quebec for Victoria|
|Succeeded by||Hugh Mackay|
|Senator for Shawinegan, Quebec|
|Appointed by||Royal Proclamation|
|Succeeded by||Hippolyte Montplaisir|
|Born||22 October 1800
|Died||30 May 1888
Life and career
Born in Fife, Scotland, he immigrated to Canada in 1821 and established himself in Montreal, Quebec, as a successful Scots-Quebecer merchant. He served as the fourth mayor of Montreal from 1844 to 1847 and city councillor of that city from 1841 to 1848.
He served on the Legislative Council of the Province of Canada from 1847 until Confederation, after which he was appointed to the Canadian Senate by Royal Proclamation on 23 October 1867. He sat with the Conservative group and represented the Senatorial Division of Shawinegan until his death in 1888. He simultaneously served on the Legislative Council of Quebec from 1867 until his death, for the division of Victoria.
He was chancellor of McGill University from 1884 to 1888. He is commemorated by Ferrier Street in northwestern Côte-des-Neiges, Montreal.
- "James Ferrier". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2016.
- James Ferrier – Parliament of Canada biography
- "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
Charles Dewey Day
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