Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
January 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


George Herrick Duggan


DUGGAN, George Herrick, LL.D., D.Sc. - President, Dominion Bridge Co., Ltd., Montreal; President, Dominion Engineering Works, Ltd.; Director, Royal Bank of Canada; Director, Montreal Trust Co.; Director, Steel Co. of Canada; Director, Wayagamack Pulp and Paper Co.; Director, Hillcrest Collieries; Director, Foundation Co.; Director, Mount Royal Hotel Co. Born Toronto, Sept. 6th, 1862, only son of late John Duggan, Q.C., and Amelia (Tulloh) Duggan. Educated: Upper Canada College; School of Practical Science; Toronto University (1883); post-graduate course (1884); Honorary Degree; LL.D., Queen's University and McGill University; D.Sc., Toronto University: Was Chief Engineer of the St. Lawrence Bridge Company when that company designed and constructed the steel superstructure of the Quebec Bridge. Engineering Dept. C.P.R., 1884-1886; Engineering Dept., Dominion Bridge Co., 1886-1901; Chief Engineer, 1891-1901; Asst. to President and Consulting Engineer, Dominion Steel Co. and Dominion Coal Co., 1902-1903; 2nd Vice-President and General Manager, Dominion Coal Co., 1904-10; 1910-11, Chief Engineer, Dominion Bridge Co., subsequently General Manager; Past Member of Council, The Institution of Civil Engineers, England; Member and Past President, Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, now Engineering Institute of Canada; Member, American Society Civil Engineers; Member, Canadian Mining Institution (Vice-Pres., 1906; Councillor, 1911-13) ; one of the founders Toronto Yacht and Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Clubs; Amateur Yacht Designer; designed and sailed winner Seawanhaka International Cup, 1896-1901; Captain, Toronto Yacht Club, 1883-84; Commodore, Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club, 1889-90; Honorary Commodore, 1915 to date; Commodore, Royal Cape Breton Yacht Club, 1905-10. Awarded Royal Humane Society's Bronze Medal and Certificate, 1893. Married Mildred Scarth, daughter of Pillans Stevenson, Montreal , Oct.., 1888; two sons, -   H. S. Duggan, R.E., killed in action, Oct. 21, 1915 ; second son, Major K. L. Duggan, killed in action, Oct. 30, 1917 , - and one daughter. Clubs: Mount Royal; St. James's; University; Forest and Stream; Mount Bruno Country; Royal Montreal Golf; Royal St. Lawrence Yacht (Montreal); Royal Canadian Yacht (Toronto); Royal Care Breton Yacht (Sydney); Royal Hamilton Yacht; Garrison (Quebec); Rideau (Ottawa). Recreations: Yachting, outdoor sports. Anglican. Residence: 120 McTavish Street, Montreal.


Source: Prominent People of the Province of Quebec, 1923-24, Montreal, Biographical Society of Canada, Limited, undated and unpaginated.



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