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 Georges-Élie Amyot

Georges-Élie Amyot

Birth
Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Capitale-Nationale Region, Quebec, Canada
Death 28 Mar 1930 (aged 74)
Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
Burial Quebec, Capitale-Nationale Region, Quebec, Canada
Memorial ID 7366045 · View Source
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Canadian Statesman, Businessman. Born in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Québec, he studied at the commercial academy in the city of Québec City. He worked on clerical jobs, first with a prominentsaddler, then in his future father-in-law’s factory, Louis Tanguay, until1874. After that he went to Montréal and got involved in the shoe and hardware businesses, this from 1877 till 1879, then went at the service of Joseph Amyot and Brothers in Québec from 1879 till 1885.In 1885, he founded a house of novelties in Québec and joined, next year, Mr Dyonnet in a factory of corsets which was later known under the name of Dominion Corset Co. Heopened, in 1894, a factory of boxes and, founded, in 1895, the brewery FoxHead. He was the director of the Technical School of Québec. Numerous business responsibilities were his: President of Dominion Corset Co., of the Quebec Paper Box Co., of. Canada Corset Steel Co. and of the Banque Nationale; vice-president of the Banque Canadienne Nationale and of the Banque d’Economie de Quebec, of which he had been one of the administrators;and director of National Breweries, of Title and Guarantee Trust and of Quebec, Saguenay and Chibougamau Railroad. He was defeated as the Liberal candidate to the House of Commons in Quebec in the by-election of October23rd, 1906. He was named Legislative Councillor of the division of Durantaye from January 8th, 1912 till March 28th, 1930. As for his social and charity engagements, he was President of the Quebec Association of Manufacturers in1902 and of the Chamber of Commerce of the city of Quebec in 1906 and 1907;Honorary lieutenant-colonel of the 61th regimen; President of the Quebec Antituberculosis League and the Quebec Chapter of St.John Ambulance. He died in office in Palm Beach, Florida, on March 28th, 1930.

Bio by: Guy Gagnon


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  • Originally Created by: Guy Gagnon
  • Added: 18 Apr 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7366045
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Georges-Élie Amyot (28 Jan 1856–28 Mar 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7366045, citing Cimetière Notre-Dame-de-Belmont, Quebec, Capitale-Nationale Region, Quebec, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .