Sir Edward Robert Peacock, G.C.V.O.

Sir Edward Robert Peacock, G.C.V.O. (HM1GFA)

Location: Maxville, Ontario K0C 1T0 Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties
Country: Canada

N 45° 18.715', W 74° 52.544'

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An internationally renowned financier, Peacock was born near here in the former Congregational Church manse and educated at Queen's University in Kingston. He taught at Upper Canada College for seven years before joining the Dominion Securities Corporation, a prominent investment company, in 1902. Five years later he was transferred to London, England to manage the firm's European office. Acclaimed for his exceptional financial abilities, Peacock played an increasingly important role in the international securities market and in industrial organization and reconstruction as a director of the Bank of England (1921-24, 1929-46), the head of Baring Brothers and Company (1929-54) and a director of the Commonwealth Development Finance Company (1953-59). He also became a trusted adviser to the Royal Family and was knighted for his services in 1934.
Placed ByOntario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Communications
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 6:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 509740 N 5017608
Decimal Degrees45.31191667, -74.87573333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 18.715', W 74° 52.544'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 18' 42.9" N, 74° 52' 32.64" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18050-18204 Concession Rd 14, Maxville Ontario K0C 1T0, CA
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