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Badgley (Family : 1801-1929 : Montréal, Québec)

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William Badgley (1801-1888), a lawyer, was a founder in 1834 and later the secretary of the Constitutional Association of Montreal. A conservative, Badgley was the Attorney General for Canada East from 1847 to 1848. He joined the teaching staff of McGill's Faculty of Law as a lecturer in 1843 and served as the first Dean from 1853 to 1855. He was a judge of the Court of Queen's Bench from 1866 to 1874. In 1834 he married Elizabeth Wallace Taylor, and they had 6 children, including John Thompson (n.d.) and at least one grandson, Clement (n.d.). William Badgley's brother, James Thompson Badgley (d.1829) was a lieutenant in the Royal Navy and did survey work off the coasts of Africa and India.

Bégin (Family : 1971 : Outremont (Montréal, Québec))

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  • 1971

The Benôit Bégin family lived at 54 Elmwood Ave., Outremont, QC, Canada in 1971. He was the founder of the Institute d'Urbanism, and Professor of Landscape and Urban Planning at the Université de Montréal, was a close friend of John Schreiber for many years and collaborated with him on the Mirabel Airport project.

Bliss, Daniel, 1823-1916

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  • 1823-1916

Rev. Daniel Bliss was born on August 17, 1823, in Georgia, Vermont.

He was a Christian missionary and the founder of the American University of Beirut. He spent much of his youth in the state of Ohio. He began to support himself at the age of sixteen by farming, tanning, and tree grafting. He graduated from Kingsville Academy in 1848 and went on to attend Amherst College. After graduation in 1852, he went on to attend Andover Theological Seminary in Massachusetts to prepare for foreign and overseas missions. In 1855, he was ordained and left to Alley, Lebanon where he worked with his wife in a small school. Under his direction, the school rose into prominence in the area. He also studied Arabic. After raising funds in both the United States and the United Kingdom, he founded the Syrian Protestant College in Beirut in 1866. It later became known as the American University of Beirut (AUB). Bliss became its President, Treasurer, and Professor of Bible and Ethics. A building in the AUB and a well-known street in Beirut were named after him. He resigned in 1902 and was succeeded by his son, Howard Bliss. Bliss is the author of a “Mental Philosophy” and “Natural Philosophy” in Arabic.

In 1855, he married Abby Maria Wood. He died on July 27, 1916, in Beirut, Lebanon.

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