Sir Charles Blair Gordon

Sir Charles Blair Gordon, banker, manufacturer (b at Montréal 22 Nov 1867; d there 30 July 1939). Five years after beginning work in a dry-goods store, Gordon formed the Standard Shirt Company and in 1904 oversaw the organization of Dominion Textiles.

Sir Charles Blair Gordon

Sir Charles Blair Gordon, banker, manufacturer (b at Montréal 22 Nov 1867; d there 30 July 1939). Five years after beginning work in a dry-goods store, Gordon formed the Standard Shirt Company and in 1904 oversaw the organization of Dominion Textiles. He became company president 1909 and was a founder and president of Dominion Glass. Recognized as a consummate organizer and a shrewd financier, Gordon's career paralleled the consolidation of Canadian business and the rise of Montréal as Canada's banking centre. His long-standing association with the BANK OF MONTREAL was marked by his appointment as a director 1913 and president 1927. During WWI, Gordon served on the IMPERIAL MUNITIONS BOARD in Ottawa and with the British War Mission in Washington. He received a knighthood for his contributions.