On the Alaska-British Columbia boundary 12 mi SE of Mount Bagot, 26 mi. SE of Skagway, Coast Mountains.
Named in 1923 by Lawrence Martin for the Rt. Hon. George Canning, 1770-1827, British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in 1822, who conducted the negotiations with Russia concerning the Alaskan boundary. George Canning was born in London and educated at Oxford. He entered Parliament in 1793, and was appointed Undersecretary of the Foreign Office in 1796. He was a commissioner to India, 1799-1801, and Treasurer of the Navy, 1804-06. In 1807, he was appointed Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. In 1809, he resigned and held only minor posts until 1822, when he was again made Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. In 1827 he was appointed Prime Minister, a position he held until his death. Between 1822 and 1827, he was a most powerful influence in England and one of the most powerful diplomats in European politics.