Mount George Graham

Feature Type:Mount - Variation of Mountain: Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks. ["Mount" preceding the name usually indicates that the feature is named after a person.]
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: N side of junction of Moose and Fraser Rivers, in Mount Robson Provincial Park, E of Valemount, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°57'36''N, 118°46'25''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83D/15

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 1934.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

This feature was personally selected 11 July 1934 by the Honorable T.D. Pattulo, Premier of British Columbia, "...to be named Mount George Graham after Colonel the Right Honorable George Perry Graham, PC, LLD." Graham was born at Eganville, Ontario 31 March 1859. In early life a school teacher, later journalist. Member of the Ontario Legislature 1898-1907 and Provincial Secretary 1904-05. Elected to House of Commons 1907. Appointed Minister of Railways and Canals 29 August 1907. Minister of Militia and Defence and Minister of Naval Service, January 1922. Appointed Member of His Majesty's Privy Council 22 June 1925. Summoned to the Senate of Canada 20 December 1926.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office