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KILLAM, Albert Clements (1849 - 1908), Chief Commissioner Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada from 1905

GOODEVE, Arthur Samuel (1860 - 1920), Member of Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada since 1912

OLIVER, Frank (1853 - 1933), Special Advisory Officer to Board of Railway Commissioners since 1928

POLLITT, William (1842 - 1908), JP; Engineer and Railway Volunteer Staff Corps; Director Great Central Railway; Director Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation Co.; member of Board of Commissioners for Conservancy of River Humber; member of Board of Commissioners for Conservancy of River Dee

GUTHRIE, Hugh (1866 - 1939), PC Canada, 1919; KC; Chairman of Board of Railway Commissioners, Canada, since 1935; MP since 1900

M’LEAN, Simon James (1871 - 1946), Member Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada, 1908; Assistant Chief Commissioner, 1919–38; Chairman Royal Commission on Lake Grain Rates and Insurance, 1923

DAVIDSON, James Walker (1872 - 1939), Commissioner for Railways, Queensland, Australia, 1918–38, and Chairman of Transport Board

RUTHERFORD, John Gunion (1857 - 1923), Commissioner, Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada; membre correspondant to the Société Centrale de médecine vétérinaire de France, 1922; Superintendent of Agriculture and Animal Industry, Department of Natural Resources, Canadian Pacific Railway, 1912–18; Veterinary Director-General, 1902–12, and Live Stock Commissioner, 1906–12, for the Dominion of Canada

NUGENT, Walter (Richard) (1865 - 1955), Senator, Irish Free State, 1928; MP (N) S. Westmeath, 1907–18; Director Midland Great Western Railway, Ireland; Deputy Chairman, 1913; Chairman Great Southern Railways Amalgamated Company, Ireland, 1925; Chairman Irish Railway Clearing House, 1926; Member of English Railways Clearing House and Railway Superannuation Committee, Euston; Deputy Chairman Fishguard and Rosslare Railways and Harbours Board, 1926; Pres., Dublin Chamber of Commerce, 1929; served on Royal Commission, 1916; Director Bank of Ireland, 1920, Deputy Governor, 1924; Director N. Assurance Co.; High Sheriff, Westmeath, 1922 and 1923; Peace Commissioner, IFS, 1924; JP and Deputy Lieut Westmeath; on Agricultural Wages Board, Ireland; Steward Turf Club and National Hunt, 1923


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The Canadian government created the board in response to the freight rate and service grievances of a broad coalition of merchants, manufacturers, and farmers. The Railway Act, 1903, granted three ...

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