Home Savings and Loan Co., London and Ontario Investment Co., Ltd., vice-president of the Dominion Bank and of the Dominion Telegraph Co., is a director of the Consumers' Gas Co., the General Trust Co., and the North American Life Insurance Co., Toronto, also a director on the Canadian Board of the Grand Trunk Railway. He was called to the Senate February 2nd, 1571, and sworn in the Privy Council July 29th, 1882, and sworn in as Minister of Public Works August 14th, 1891. Hon. Alr. Smith is a staunch Conservative. He married a daughter of John O'Higgins, Esq., J.P., Stratford, Ont.