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George Herrick Duggan

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George Herrick Duggan (1863-1946)

1946 Obituary [1]

1946 Obituary [2]

GEORGE HERRICK DUGGAN was born in Toronto, Ontario, on the 6th September, 1863, and died as the result of a road accident on the 8th October, 1946.

He was educated at Upper Canada College and at the University of Toronto, and in 1884 he was employed by the Canadian Pacific Railway on the construction of a mountain division.

In 1886 he became a draughtsman with the Dominion Bridge Company, by whom he was appointed Chief Draughtsman and Assistant Engineer in 1888 and Chief Engineer in 1890. In 1892 he joined the Dominion Iron and Steel Company as Assistant to Mr. James Ross, President, and also acted as Assistant to Mr. Ross as President of the Dominion Coal Company.

In 1903 he was appointed Third Vice-President of both the Iron and Steel Company and the Coal Company, and from 1904 to 1909 he was Second Vice-President and General Manager of the latter company, for which he also acted as Chief Engineer.

In 1910 he returned to the Dominion Bridge Company as Chief Engineer, whilst in 1911 he was also appointed Chief Engineer to the St. Lawrence Bridge Company, the contractors for the superstructure of a 1,800-foot cantilever span over the St. Lawrence river at Quebec.

In 1912 he was appointed General Manager of the Dominion Bridge Company, of which he became Vice-President in 1917 and President in 1918, holding that office until 1936, when he resigned to accept the chairmanship of the Board of Directors of the Company....[more]

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