Robert Stanley Weir, FRSC

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Robert Stanley Weir, FRSC

Birthplace: Hamilton, Canada West, British North America
Death: August 20, 1926 (69)
Lac Memphrémagog, Magog, Memphrémagog, QC, Canada
Place of Burial: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of William Park Weir and Helen Craig Weir
Husband of Margaret Weir
Father of Douglas Weir; Mary Beatrice Weir; Helen Winnifred May; Marjorie Douglas Weir; Albert Ronald Weir and 1 other
Brother of Agnes Weir; Elizabeth McLachlan; William Alexander Weir; Mary Weir; Thomas J. Weir and 1 other

Occupation: judge and poet
Managed by: Kevin Lawrence Hanit
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About Robert Stanley Weir, FRSC

Robert Stanley Weir FRSC (November 15, 1856 – August 20, 1926) was a Montreal, Quebec judge and poet most famous for writing the English lyrics to "O Canada", the national anthem of Canada. He was educated as a teacher and lawyer and considered one of the leading experts of the day on Quebec's municipal civil law. He was appointed a municipal court judge and a judge for the Exchequer Court of Canada.

Weir published several individual poems in magazines and collections in books. His lyrics for the English version of "O Canada" eclipsed many others' lyrical attempts and songs to quickly become the most popular patriotic song in Canada for the past century.

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Robert Stanley Weir, FRSC's Timeline

November 15, 1856
Hamilton, Canada West, British North America
August 1886
February 26, 1891
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
November 1894
August 1902
Quebec, Canada
February 14, 1904
Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
August 20, 1926
Age 69
Magog, Memphrémagog, QC, Canada
Montreal, Quebec, Canada