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Robert James Askin

Robert James Askin, Canadian paper manufacturer. Member Engineering Institute Canada (past councillor), Canada Pulp & Paper Association (past chairman technical section), Ontario Pulp & Paper Safety Association (chairman).; Member United Church.

Background

  • Askin, Robert James was born on June 29, 1898 in Arcola, Saskatchewan, Canada. Son of Michael D. and Lavina (Atkinson) Askin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Queen’s U., 1923.

    Career

    • Field engineer Fort William Paper Company, 1923-1928, assistant manager, resident engineer, 1928-1931. With Abitibi Power & Paper Limited company, since 1931, executive vice president development, engineering and services, since 1959. Vice-president, director Provincial Paper Ltd., Toronto, Canada.

    Membership

    Member Engineering Institute Canada (past councillor), Canada Pulp & Paper Association (past chairman technical section), Ontario Pulp & Paper Safety Association (chairman). Member United Church. Clubs: Lambton Golf and Country, High Park Curling, Empire.

    Connections

    • Married Ada M. Bour, September 27, 1924. Children: Alfred Robert, Aloise Maria.
    • father: Michael D. Askin
    • mother: Lavina (Atkinson) Askin
    • spouse: Ada M. Bour
    • children: Alfred Robert Askin
    • Aloise Maria Askin
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    Born June 29, 1898
    Died July 1, 1961
    (aged 63)
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