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Mayor James Ferrier


In office
1844 – 1846
Preceded by Joseph Bourret
Succeeded by John Easton Mills
Constituency East

Born 22 October 1800
Fife, Scotland
Died May 30, 1888 (aged 87)
Montreal, Lower Canada
Profession merchant

James Ferrier (22 October 1800 – 30 May 1888) was a Scottish-Canadian politician.

Biography

Born in Fife, Scotland, he emigrated to Canada in 1821 and established himself in Montreal, Quebec as a successful Scots-Quebecer merchant.

He served as the fourth mayor of Montreal from 1845 to 1846 and Councillor of that city from 1841 to 1848. He was appointed to the Canadian Senate by Royal Proclamation on 23 October 1867 following the Canadian Confederation of 1867. He sat with the Conservative group and represented the Senatorial Division of Shawinegan until his death in 1888.

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Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
None
Senator for Shawinegan
1867–1888
Succeeded by
Hippolyte Montplaisir (Conservative)
Academic offices
Preceded by
Charles Dewey Day
Chancellor of McGill University
1884–1888
Succeeded by
Lord Strathcona
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