Norman Mcleod Paterson Edit Profile
Student in public schools Winnipeg and Toronto. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Carleton U., Ottawa.
He later worked for the Great Northern Railway of Canada as a telegrapher eventually becoming a purchasing agent. In 1903, he started working with his father in the grain business and started a company, N.M Paterson and Company, in 1908. Later, he started the Paterson Steamships Limited company.
The two companies later became N.M. It is still run by the Paterson family. According to the Manitoba marriage registration (1915-176082), Norman McLeod Paterson married Eleanor Margaret Macdonald in Winnipeg, 2 June 1915. He was summoned to the Senate of Canada in 1940 representing the senatorial division of Milton, Ontario.
A Liberal, he resigned in 1981 just before his 98th birthday. He was made a Knight of the Order of St. John in 1945. From 1965 to 1971, he was the first chancellor of Lakehead University.
He also served on the Board of Directors of Carleton University in Ottawa. The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs was established in 1965 at Carleton University with a grant of $400,000 from Senator Paterson. In 1970, he started a private charitable foundation, The Paterson Foundation, which has assets of C$17.6 million in 2005.
Clubs: Rideau, Manitoba, Fort William Country, Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht, Royal Ottawa Golf, Seigniory, Ottawa, Maganassipi Fish and Game.
Married Eleanor M. Macdonald, June 2, 1915. Children: Elizabeth (Mistress Eric T. Webster), Donald, John, Mary (Mistress A. Norton Francis), Nancy (Mistress Paul A. McFarlane), Joan (Mistress Ayton G. Keyes).
- Hugh Savigny Paterson
- Ella (Snider) Paterson
- Eleanor M. Macdonald
- Joan Paterson (Mistress Ayton G. Keyes)
- John Paterson
- Mary Paterson (Mistress A. Norton Francis)
- Elizabeth Paterson (Mistress Eric T. Webster)
- Donald Paterson
- Nancy Paterson (Mistress Paul A. McFarlane)