The Role Of George Simpson In The Fur Trade

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George Simpson played a major role in the fur trade. He had a sharp, ordered mind which impresses Andrew Wedderburn, which would change George Simpson’s life forever. In 1820, Wedderburn offered Simpson a position of acting Governor in Chief of Rupert’s land. George Simpson began to earn admiration from his employers when he devoted his time and energy on promoting discipline and a reorganized fur trade operation. He named his regimen “economy”. Simpson showed tremendous skill in reconciling strong personalities. He had enough respect and power to stop people with fierce personalities to not quarrel. It took someone who was well respected and and admired to successfully complete this task. When the North West Company and the HBC merged, George

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