Lord Beaverbrook

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Lord Beaverbrook

Lord Beaverbrook (William Maxwell Aitken) was born on the Miramichi river in New Brunswick in 1879, left Canada in 1910 to become a multimillionaire press baron, businessman and English politician. He was considered by some to be one of Canada’s most ambitious political and cultural figures but many more considered him an untrustworthy, trouble-making tycoon. Award winning author David Adams Richards, also raised along the Miramichi river, claims to have written his first story in the library now housed in Beaverbrook’s childhood home.