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|2nd Mayor of Montreal|
|Preceded by||Jacques Viger|
|Succeeded by||Joseph Bourret|
Creebridge, Wigtownshire, Scotland
|Died||September 28, 1860
Montreal, Lower Canada
He was born Peter McCutcheon in the village of Creebridge, Wigtownshire (now Dumfries and Galloway) in Scotland. In 1821, he changed his name when he became the heir of his uncle John McGill, at the latter's request.
McGill held a seat in the Legislative Council of Lower Canada from 1832 to 1837, the Special Council of Lower Canada from 1838 to 1841, and the Legislative Council of the United Provinces from 1841 to 1860.
McGill served as president of the Bank of Montreal from 1834 to 1860. He founded the first railway company in Canada in 1834. It is he, rather than James McGill, who is depicted in the stained-glass mural in the McGill station of the Montreal metro, even though the station is named for its proximity to McGill University.
Peter-McGill Street in Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough is named after him.
On his passing in 1860, Peter McGill was interred in Montreal's Mount Royal Cemetery.
- "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
- "Peter McGill". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2016.
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