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HON. FRANK SMITH, 11inister
of Public Works, was born at
Richhill, Armagh, Ireland,
in 1822. He accompanied his father
to Canada in 1832 and settled near
Toronto. He carried on a wholesale
grocery business for over forty years,
starting in London in 1849 and retiring
in Toronto in i89i. He was alder-
man of London several years, and
mayor in 1566, was president of the
Northern Railroad Co., Toronto Street
Railway Co., Northern and Pacific
Junction Railroad Co., and of the
Northern Extension Railroad Co. dur-
ing its existence, president of the

Home Savings and Loan Co., London and Ontario Investment Co., Ltd., vice-president of the Dominion Bank and of the Dominion Telegraph Co., is a director of the Consumers' Gas Co., the General Trust Co., and the North American Life Insurance Co., Toronto, also a director on the Canadian Board of the Grand Trunk Railway. He was called to the Senate February 2nd, 1571, and sworn in the Privy Council July 29th, 1882, and sworn in as Minister of Public Works August 14th, 1891. Hon. Alr. Smith is a staunch Conservative. He married a daughter of John O'Higgins, Esq., J.P., Stratford, Ont.


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