Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
September 2007

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


Thomas J. Drummond

President of the Canada Iron Corporation, the Lake Superior Corporation and many others. Montreal, Que.

Thomas J. DRUMMOND, one of the best known iron manufacturers in Canada, President of the Algona Steel Corporation, Canada Iron Corporation, the Lake Superior Corporation and a score or more of the leading industrial enterprises of the Dominion, was born September 26th, 1860, in the county of Leitrim, Ireland. He is of Scotch-Irish ancestry and a son of George Drummond who was an officer in the Royal Irish Constabulary, and of Elizabeth (Morris) Soden. In 1864 the family came to Montreal, where Mr. Drummond received his early education in private schools. In 1881 he began his business career as clerk in a railway office. A few years later in association with his brother and Mr. J. T. McCall, the well known iron and steel concern was founded as Drummond, McCall & Co., which is today one of the largest and most successful in Canada. Mr. Drummond has led an active business life and is connected with and a dominant factor in many of the largest and most important corporations and industrial enterprises in Canada. He is president of the Lake Superior Corporation and its subsidiary companies, president of the Algona Central Railway, president of the Canada Iron Corporation, Limited, vice-president of the Montreal Water and Power Company, vice-president of Western Canada Power Company of Vancouver, director in the Liverpool & London & Globe Insurance Company, director in Canadian Car & Foundry Company, director in the Royal Bank of Canada, director in The Cockshutt Plow Company also in The American Iron and Steel Institute and many other corporations of note. He is a past president of the Montreal Board of Trade, a member of the Mount Royal Club, St. James Club, Canada Club, Montreal Club, Engineers Club, Forest & Stream Club, Hunt Club, Montreal Jockey Club, (being a governor of same) The Toronto Club, The York Club of Toronto and the Railway Club of New York. Mr. Drummond was married October 10th, 1892 to Edith, daughter of General A. L. Chetlain of the United States Army and they have two sons Thomas Edwards Drummond and Louis Chetlain Drummond. Residence 512 Sherbrooke Street W., Montreal and “Montarville,” St. Bruno, Que.

Source: Canadian History Makers. A Volume Containing Accurate and Concise Sketches of Men who have Done Things in The Dominion of Canada Past and Present Together with Photogravures Made from their Latest Photographs, Montreal, Canadian Publication Society, 1913, 159p., p. 35.

© 2007 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College