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William Israel Bishop


Constructing Engineer, President and Managing Director, William I. Bishop, Ltd., Constructing Engineers, established, 1920, 10 Cathcart Street, Montreal. President and Managing Director, Raymond Concrete Pile Co., Ltd.; President and Managing Director, Ambursen Hydraulic Construction Co.; Member American Society of Civil Engineers; Member, Engineering Institute of Canada. Born Montreal, July 7, 1875, son of Thomas Bishop, Wexford, Ireland and Jane Ann Lilly, of Montreal. Educated: Public Schools, Montreal . Student, Jos. Rielle, P.L.S., Montreal, 1891; Asst. Engr., Westmount, Que., Land Surveyor, 1893; Draftsman, G. H. Massy, C.E., Montreal, 1894; Chief Asst., T. Pringle & Son, Montreal, 1894-1900; Supt. of Construction, Aluminum Co. of America, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1900 to 1904; Gen. Supt., T. A. Gillespie Co., Whitney, N.C., 1905-06; President, Bishop Construction Co., Montreal, 1907-12; Consulting Engr., Private Practice, Montreal, 1913-15; Gen. Supt., Jas. Stewart & Co., Toronto, 1916; Div. Mgr., Foundation Co., Victoria. B.C., and N.Y., 1917-18; Managing Director, Raymond Concrete Pile Co., Ltd., Montreal, 1919; President and Managing Director, William I. Bishop, Ltd., Montreal, 1920. Has carried out important construction work in both Canada and United States, from Coast to Coast, during past twenty years. Resident Engineer, original development Shawinigan Falls P.O. Designed La Loutre, now known as Gouin Storage Reservoir at Head of St. Maurice River, P.Q., largest in the world. Manager, group of five shipyards, building steel and wood vessels for Allies, during war; organized Southern Canada Power Co., Ltd.; and Public Service Corporation of Quebec; Consulting Engineer on Grand Discharge Development for Quebec Development Co. Served seven years with Victoria Rifles and Montreal Field Battery. Married Marie Anne Moisan, daughter of John Moisan, Sept. 10, 1900 ; has one son and three daughters. Clubs: Engineers'; Hermitage Country; Victoria Yacht; Montreal Reform. Recreations: Yachting, riding, driving, hunting, fishing. Liberal. Episcopalian. Residence: 454 Elm Ave., Westmount, Que.


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




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