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James Young Murdoch

lawyer , mining executive

James Young Murdoch, Canadian mining executive, lawyer. Decorated Order British Empire, 1946.


Murdoch, James Young was born on July 29, 1890 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Son of John Y. and Clara (Hunt) Murdoch.


Educated Osgoode Hall, 1913. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Laval U., 1941.


Admitted to bar of Ontario, 1913, practiced Toronto since 1913, appointed Kings Counsel, 1929. Member firm Holden, Murdoch, Walton, Finlay, Robinson & Pepall, since 1913. President, director Noranda Mines, Ltd., Petroquest Energy, 1922-1956, chairman of the board, since 1956.

Chairman Canadian Copper Refiners, Ltd. Director Pamour Porcupine Mines, Ltd., Hallnor Mines, Ltd., Waite Amulet Mines, Ltd. Chairman Kerr-Addison Gold Mines, Ltd.

Honorary chairman Office Specialty Manufacturing Limited company. Vice-president, director The Bank of Nova Scoti, since 1934. Vice president Maple Leaf Gardens, Ltd.

Director British American Oil Corporation Ltd., since 1933. Director Noranda Copper & Brass, Ltd. and Canada Wire and Cable Company, Limited. Chairman Gaspe Copper Mines, Ltd.

Director Hollinger Consolidated Gold Mines, Ltd., Rolland Paper Limited company Iron Ore Company Canada, The Mining Corporation of Canada, Canada Cement Limited company. Member Toronto Board Trade. Republican Provincial Government, board of trustees Toronto General Hospital.


Clubs: York, National, Granite, St. James’s (Montreal).


Married Gladys H. Wiley, June 27, 1917.

John Y. Murdoch

Clara (Hunt) Murdoch

Gladys H. Wiley