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James Inglis Simpson

James Inglis Simpson, industrialist. Member Canadian Industrial Preparedness Association (Vice-President), Rubber Association Canada (president 1943-1944).; Club: Toronto Rotary (president 1938).

Background

  • Simpson, James Inglis was born on June 17, 1885 in Elgin, Scotland. Son of John and Elsie (Inglis) Simpson.

  • Education

    • Student in public schools.

    Career

    • Junior, British Linen Bank, Elgin, 1901-1909, Royal Bank of Canada, Vancouver, B.C., 1909-1911. Assistant treasurer Dominion Trust Company, Vancouver, 1911-1914. With Canadian Industries, Ltd., Vancouver, 1919-1932, div. manager paint and varnish div., Toronto, 1925-1929, general manager fabrics and finishes group, Montreal, 1929-1932.

      General manager Dunlop Tire & Rubber Goods Limited company, Toronto, 1932-1933, vice president, general manager, 1933-1939, president, 1939-1954, chairman, since 1953 (company name changed, 1954, to Dunlop Canada, Ltd.). Director Leverage Fund, Ltd., Commonwealth International Corporation, Ltd.

    Membership

    Member Canadian Industrial Preparedness Association (Vice-President), Rubber Association Canada (president 1943-1944). Club: Toronto Rotary (president 1938).

    Connections

    • Married Jean MacDougall, June 10, 1914.
    • father: John Simpson
    • mother: Elsie (Inglis) Simpson
    • spouse: Jean MacDougall
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    Born June 17, 1885
    Died November 14, 1958
    (aged 73)
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