KENNETH KENMORE MCLAREN was born in
Montreal, Canada. October 17, 1871, the second son of Donald and Ann
Robnia McLaren. His father, who was born in Killin, Perthshire, Scotland,
came to Canada as a young man, and was for years engaged in the wholesale
grocery business in Montreal; his mother was born at Corey Hill, Quebec,
Canada. His mother ‘s father came from the Isle of Skye, Scotland, and her
mother from Bennington, Vermont. He has four brothers and one sister.
Mr. McLaren ‘s boyhood was spent in
Montreal, where he attended public and senior schools. He entered the
Supply Department of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1886, one year after
the completion of the Transcontinental Line of that railroad and was
employed there until 1897, when he removed to New York and has since been
connected with the Corporation Trust Company, beginning as Assistant
Secretary. In January, 1911, he was elected President. The Corporation
Trust Company was organized in 1892. At the time Mr. McLaren became
connected with it there were five employees and an office in Jersey City;
to-day (1916), there are over 160 employees and offices in New York City,
Albany, Chicago, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Boston, Philadelphia, Portland,
Wilmington, Washington and Jersey City.
Mr. McLaren is a director and
Vice-President of the corporation of John S. Stubbs & Co., Bankers, New
York City; a director in the DeLaval Separator Company, the United Fruit
Company and several other corporations.
He is a member of the Canadian
Society of New York, Crescent Athletic Club of Brooklyn, Bankers’ Club of
America, Hamilton Club of Chicago, Press Club of New York and South Orange
In 1900, Mr. McLaren married
Elizabeth Hamilton Donaldson, of Montreal. They have one son, Kenneth
Donaldson, born in 1901. He attends the Newark Academy, Newark, N. J. Mrs.
McLaren ‘s parents came from Glasgow, Scotland.