Stairs, Gilbert S., 1882-1947

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Stairs, Gilbert S., 1882-1947

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Gilbert S. Stairs was born in Dartmouth in 1882 to merchant John Fitzwilliam and Charlotte Jane Fogo Stairs. He received his BA from Dalhousie University in 1903 and became Nova Scotia's first Rhodes scholar. In 1910 he was working as a barrister with Harris, Henry, Rogers & Harris in Halifax. By 1915 he was married to Amie Beatrice Stairs of Quebec, with whom he had at least one son. He died in Quebec in 1947.


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Dalhousie University. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (1988 -)

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Gilbert S. Stairs earned his Bachelor of Arts from Dalhousie in 1903, becoming the University's first Rhodes Scholar

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