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Herbert Deschamps Burns

Herbert Deschamps Burns, Canadian banker. Member Anglican Church; Mason.


  • Burns, Herbert Deschamps was born on June 11, 1878 in Digby, Nova Scoti, Canada. Son of Charles Fowler and Sarah Caroline (Brown) Burns.

  • Education

    • Student Digby Academy. D. C.L., U. Kings College, 1949.


    • ; children—Charles F. W., Constance. Married second, Alleen Louise Steele, June 15, 1950. Junior clerk Bank of Nova Scoti, Moncton, N.B., 1896-1901, accountant, Boston, 1901-1903, Montreal, Quebec, 1903-1905, manager, Kentville, Nova Scoti, 1905-1906, Woodstock, N.B., 1906, Vancouver, B.C., 1906-1915, superintendent Western branch, Toronto, 1915-1916, manager Toronto branch, 1916-1923, assistant general manager, 1923-1941, general manager, 1941-1944, vice-president, director, 1944-1945, president, 1945-1949, Chairman of the Board, since 1949, honorary president, since 1956.

      Chairman of the board Crown Life Insurance Company. Director National Trust Limited company, Central Canada Investment Company, Toronto Savings & Loan Company.


    Member Anglican Church. Mason.; Clubs: Vancouver, Toronto, Toronto Golf, York, Halifax.


    • Married Marguerite Williams, November 10, 1903 (deceased.; married second, Alleen Louise Steele, June 15, 1950. Children: Charles F. W., Constance.
    • father: Charles Fowler Burns
    • mother: Sarah Caroline (Brown) Burns
    • spouses: Marguerite Williams
    • Alleen Louise Steele
    • children: Charles F. W. Burns
    • Constance Burns
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    Born June 11, 1878
    Died March 28, 1960
    (aged 81)