Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
February 2005

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


John Molson


Molson, John (1787-1860), capitalist, was born at Montreal on October 14, 1787, the son of the Hon. John Molson. He entered his father's business, and became in 1837 the president of the first railway in Canada, the St. Lawrence and Champlain. In 1853 he joined with his brother William in organizing Molson's Bank. He died in Montreal on July 12, 1860. He avoided politics, but was a member of the Special Council of Lower Canada in 1838, and he was one of the signatories of the annexation manifesto of 1849. See B. K. Sandwell, The Molson family (Montreal, 1933).

Source: W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. IV, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 400p., p. 316.




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