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Sir Edward Robert Peacock G.C.V.O. 1871-1962

Sir Edward Robert Peacock, G.C.V.O. 1871-1962

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2005

Glengarry Congregational Church 1837

Photo by contributors by David & Kellie Clifford - Posted April, 2009

Plaque Location

The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
The Township of North Glengarry
In St. Elmo, on the north side of Concession 8
just west of Road 20, 4.0 km south of Highway 417

Coordinates: N 45 18.723 W 74 52.532


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Plaque Text

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.

Another plaque at this location
Glengarry Congregational Church 1837

Related Ontario plaques
Sir Edward Robert Peacock G.C.V.O. (1871-1962)
Glengarry Congregational Church 1837
Queen's University

Related Toronto plaque
Upper Canada College



North Glengarry Plaques

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