Бизнес и наука

Выдающиеся бизнесмены, врачи, изобретатели, герои своего времени и нашего — рожденные, жившие или ныне живущие в Гамильтоне.

Бизнесмены:
  • John Askin (1739–1815), Fur trader, merchant and official in Upper Canada.
  • Hugh Cossart Baker, Jr. (1846–1931), Businessman, telephone pioneer.
  • Hugh Cossart Baker, Sr. (1818–1859), Banker, businessman, mathematician. Establishes the first life insurance company in Canada (1847) — the Canada Life Assurance Company.
  • David Braley, CFL B.C. Lions owner since 1996-97, Hamilton businessman who owns Orlick Industries Limited.
  • Jack Kent Cooke (1912–1997), was one of the most widely known executives in professional sports who at one time owned the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers and the NFL’s Washington Redskins.
  • Michael DeGroote (1932- ), Billionaire, best known as a major private donor to McMaster University.
  • Frank DeNardis (1933–2007), a TV pioneer who helped get CHCH-TV off the ground.
  • John Dickenson (1847-1932), was a contractor and political figure. Also one of the «Five Johns» of the Dominion Power and Transmission Company.
  • James Durand (1775–1833), was a businessman and political figure in Upper Canada.
  • John Fortino (1934–2011), founder of FortinosSupermarkets.
  • Ron Foxcroft (1947- ), owner of Fluke Transport, acclaimed NCAA basketball referee, inventor of the pea-less Fox 40 whistle, and motivational speaker, «Foxy» was named Hamilton Citizen of the Year in 1997.
  • Dr. Peter George (1941- ), economist and university administrator, formerly president of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
  • Daniel C. Gunn (1811–1876), wharfinger, locomotive manufacturer.
  • Peter Hess (1779–1855), farmer, landowner. Peter & Hess Streets in the city named after him as well as Caroline Street named after one of his daughters.
  • Nathaniel Hughson (1755–1837), Farmer & hotel owner, Loyalist who moved to Canada following the American Revolution, one of the city founders of Hamilton.
  • Peter Hunter Hamilton (1800–1857), landowner, businessman and half brother of city founder George Hamilton. Hunter Street in city named after him.
  • Tim Horton (1930–1974), retired NHL hockey defenseman, opened his first Tim Hortons Donut Shop in Hamilton, Ontario in 1964.
  • Edward Jackson (1799–1872), tinware manufacturer. Jackson Street in city named after him.
  • James Jolley (1813–1892), saddler, harnessmaker, politician. Funded construction of the Jolley Cut; a Mountain access road in Hamilton.
  • Ron Joyce (1930- ), was Tim Horton’s partner and first franchisee for his donut chain.
  • Charles Juravinski (1929-), former owner of Flamboro Downs racetrack, donated $43-million to Hamilton city hospitals with his wife Margaret. Henderson Hospital on Concession Street renamed to the Juravinski Hospital and Juravinski Cancer Centre.
  • Michael Lee-Chin (1951- ), CEO of AIC Diversified Canada Split Corp. and The National Commercial Bank of Jamaica.[17]
  • The Honourable Gordon Osbaldeston (1930- ), is a former civil servant. In 1981 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Companion in 1997.
  • John Moodie Jr. (1859–1944), textile manufacturer, drove first automobile in Canada in 1898; a one-cylinder Winton he imported from Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Dennis Moore (1817–1887), tinware manufacturer.
  • Joseph Pigott, construction giant who headed the family business that built Hamilton landmarks including City Hall, the Pigott Building, Copps Coliseum and Christ the King Cathedral.
  • Andrew Ross (1857–1941), businessman, lent his support to the building of the Tivoli theatre and to the Barton Street Arena, and was involved in professional hockey (Hamilton Tigers) and softball.
  • William Rymal (1759–1852), farmer and one of earliest settlers on the Hamilton Mountain. Rymal Road in the city named after him.
  • Clifton Sherman (1872–1955), Founded Dominion Foundries and Steel (later called Dofasco) in 1912 (with his brother Frank Sherman), creating a giant that would bring prosperity and identity to the city.
  • Frank Sherman (1887–1967), Founded Dominion Foundries and Steel (later called Dofasco) in 1912 (with his brother Clifton Sherman), creating a giant that would bring prosperity and identity to the city.
  • E.D. Smith (1853–1948), businessman and politician who founded a food company that bears his name.
  • Ken Soble, founder of CHCH-TV, leader of Hamilton’s urban renewal movement.
  • William Southam (1843–1932), once an apprentice printer at the London Free Press, at age 34 he purchased the troubled Hamilton Spectator, turned it around and made it the flagship of a national newspaper chain.
  • Harry Stinson (1953- ), is a high-profile real estate developer and president of Stinson Properties, Inc. He has been called Toronto’s «condo king» and now resides in Hamilton.
  • Thomas Stinson (1798–1864), merchant, banker, landowner. He was an extensive landowner in not only in Hamilton but as well as Chicago, St. Paul, Minnesota, and Superior City, Wisconsin, which he named.
  • George Elias Tuckett (1835–1900), Tuckett Tobacco Company owner + Hamilton’s 27th Mayor in 1896.
  • Richard Wanzer (1818–1900), sewing machine manufacturer. Helped establish the Textile District in Hamilton.
  • Arthur Weisz, A Holocaust survivor, he came to Canada from Hungary with only a suitcase and built the Effort Trust Company, becoming Ontario’s largest landlord outside Toronto.
  • Charles S. Wilcox (1856–1938), First president of Iron and Steel Company of Canada (later called simply Stelco), which was formed from five companies, including his Hamilton Steel and Iron Company.
  • Bob Young, founder of Red Hat 1996, started a self-publishing web-site that claims to be the world’s fastest-growing provider of print-on-demand books at www.lulu.com. He currently owns the Hamilton Tiger Cats of the CFL (Ancaster, Ontario).
  • Joyce Young, woman famous for a single act of philanthropy and for being the aunt of Red Hat founder Bob Young.
  • Irving Zucker, Radio, electricity and life insurance entrepreneur famous for his philanthropy, with major contributions in the arts, education and health care. He died in 2002 at age 82.
Изобретатели:
  • Troy Hurtubise (1963- ), Inventor of prototype for a lightweight armour shell (for military purposes) that conjures up an image of a Star Wars Imperial stormtrooper.
  • Emile Kenesky (Emile «Pops» Kenesky) inventor of the hockey goalie pads in 1917. Kenesky’s company became the best-known manufacturer of hockey equipment in Canada.
  • George Klein (1904–1992), often called; «The most productive inventor in Canada in the 20th century»; electric wheelchairs, microsurgical staple gun, the ZEEP nuclear reactor and the Canadarm.
  • Steve Mann, a Canadian-born inventor of wearable computers who teaches electrical and computer engineering at the University of Toronto.
  • Simon Sunatori (1959- ), engineer, inventor and entrepreneur, best known for the invention of the MagneScribe and the Magic Spicer.
  • Thomas Willson (1860–1915), inventor. Designed and patented the first electric arc lamps.
Медики и ученые:
  • Elizabeth Bagshaw (1881–1982), physician and birth control activist.
  • John C. Bell (1953- ), cancer researcher at the OHRI, developer of oncolytic viral therapies.
  • John Callaghan (1923–2004), cardiologist who pioneered open-heart surgery.
  • Harold E. Johns (1915–1998), was a medical physicist, noted for his extensive contributions to the use of ionizing radiation to treat cancer.
  • Sir William Osler (1849–1919), 1st Baronet, the Father of Modern Medicine (Dundas, Ontario).
  • Dorothy Pringle, she was Director of the School of Nursing at Laurentian University where she governed and inspired the development of a bilingual nursing program. As Dean of Nursing at the University of Toronto, she instrumental in launching the first doctoral program in Nursing in Ontario.
  • The Honourable William Winegard (1924- ), educator, engineer, scientist and former Member of Parliament.
  • Doctor Jeffrey Howard Ennis (1954- ), physician, recognized expert in the management of chronic non-cancer pain, author, educator, boat builder, bowyer, artist.
  • Douglas Barber (1938- ), businessman and scientist. He is a founder and former President and CEO of Gennum Corp.
  • Bertram Brockhouse (1918–2003), Nobel prize-winning physicist.
  • John Charles Fields (1863–1932), was a mathematician and the founder of the Fields Medal for outstanding achievement in mathematics, considered by some to be the Nobel Prize in Mathematics.
  • Campbell Leckie (1848–1925), engineer. Leckie Park neighbourhood on Hamilton Mountain named after him.
  • William Parks (1868–1939), was a geologist and paleontologist, following in the tradition of Lawrence Lambe.
  • Dr. James Fraser Mustard (1927- ), is a physician and scientist.

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