Sir Sandford Fleming (1827-1915)
Sandford Fleming was born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland in 1827. In 1845 he immigrated to Canada where he pursued a career as a railway engineer, later serving as Chief Engineer of the Intercolonial Railway of Canada. Influenced by his work on the railways, Fleming advocated for the implementation of a standard universal time system which is still in use today. 
In 1851, Fleming also helped design Canada's first postage stamp, the Three-Pence Beaver.