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James Inglis Simpson

industrialist

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