Edward Clouston

Edward Clouston

Sir Edward Seaborne Clouston, 1st Baronet (May 9, 1849 – November 23, 1912) was a Canadian banker and financier; General Manager of the Bank of Montreal.

He was born in Moose Factory to James Stewart Clouston (1826-1874), the last Chief Factor of the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC), and his wife Margaret, daughter of Robert Seaborne Miles, in his time also Chief Factor for the HBC. His grandfather was agent for the HBC at Stromness on Orkney, where his family had lived since the end of the 17th century, descended from Richard Clouston (1626-1666), 16th of Clouston and Netherbigging, Stromness.

Clouston received his education at Montreal High School and then worked for one year for the Hudson's Bay Company before commencing employment at the Bank of Montreal as a clerk in 1865. He became assistant general manager of the bank in 1887, general manager in 1890 and first vice-president in 1906. He was created a baronet in 1908.

Clouston was elected president of the Canadian Bankers Association on several occasions and, in this capacity, advised successive Canadian Ministers of Finance.

He also served as vice-president of the Royal Trust Company; and a director of the Guarantee Company of North America, the Canadian Cottons, Limited, the Canada Sugar Refining Company, the Ogilvie Flour Mills Company, and the Kaministikwia Power Company. He was chairman of the Canadian board of the Liverpool & London & Globe Insurance Company and the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York.

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