Allan, Sir Hugh
Sir Hugh Allan, 1810–82, Canadian financier and shipowner, b. Scotland. He emigrated to Canada in 1826, was employed by a large shipbuilding company in Montreal, and later founded the Allan Line of steamships. He was given the contract to build the Canadian Pacific Railway, but the Pacific scandal (1873) led to its cancellation.
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