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John Galbraith

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John Galbraith (1846-1914)

1915 Obituary [1]

JOHN GALBRAITH, born in Montreal on the 5th September, 1846, died at Muskoka, Ontario, on the 22nd July, 1914.

He graduated at the University of Toronto in 1868, and obtained his practical training under Mr. G. A. Stewart, then Chief Engineer of the Midland Railway of Canada, also qualifying as a land surveyor.

Between 1870 and 1878 he was occupied on railway surveys and construction in various parts of the Dominion. In the latter year he was appointed to the Chair of Engineering in the School of Practical Science, Toronto; in 1889 he became Principal of the School, and in 1906 he was elected Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering in the University of Toronto, a position which he filled with ability and distinction until his death. He received the degrees of M.A. and LL.D. from Toronto, and the latter degree also from Queen’s University. He was a member of the Quebec Bridge Commission and a founder and past-president of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers.

Mr. Galbraith was elected an Associate of the Institution on the 29th May, 1877, and was subsequently placed in the class of Associate Members.

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