Mount Arthur Meighen

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: S of head of McLennan River, W of Valemount in the Premier Range, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°48'12"N, 119°33'08"W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 83D/13

Other Recorded Names:

Mount Meighen

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 23 May 1962 on 83 D, applying to 2 summits: 10200' and 10300'

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

Named after the Right Honourable Arthur Meighen (1874-1960), Canada's 10th Prime Minister, 1920-21, and also served a second term in 1926. Previously solicitor general, 1913; secretary of state, 1917; and minister of the interior, 1920, before succeeding Robert Borden as leader of the Conservative Party in 1920. A brilliant parliamentary debater, his skill had helped to carry the controversial Military Service Bill in 1917. He later became a senator, 1932-41. (excerpts from Cambridge Biographical Encylopedia, 2nd edition, Cambridge University Press, 1998).
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Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Identified as Mount Carpé in Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol XXXIII, 1949, p.48; apparently so-named after mountaineer Allen Carpe by an American climbing team, but never submitted for consideration (letter March 1962, file A.1.61)

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