Maxville in Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
Sir Edward Robert Peacock, G.C.V.O.
An internationally renowned financier, Peacock was born near here in the former Congregational Church manse and educated at Queen's University in Kingston. He taught at Upper Canada College for seven years before joining the Dominion Securities Corporation, a prominent investment company, in 1902. Five years later he was transferred to London, England to manage the firm's European office. Acclaimed for his exceptional financial abilities, Peacock played an increasingly important role in the international securities market and in industrial organization and reconstruction as a director of the Bank of England (1921-24, 1929-46), the head of Baring Brothers and Company (1929-54) and a director of the Commonwealth Development Finance Company (1953-59). He also became a trusted adviser to the Royal Family and was knighted for his services in 1934.
Erected by Ontario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Communications.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
Location. 45° 18.715′ N, Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18191 Kenyon Concession 19, Maxville ON K0C 1T0, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Glengarry Congregational Church (a few steps from this marker); The Rev. Charles W. Gordon (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line).
More about this marker. The marker is located adjacent to the oldest remaining chapel in Ontario built by Congregationalists.
Also see . . . Wikipedia - Sir Edward Robert Peacock. (Submitted on September 3, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
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