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Manitoba History No. 88
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Memorable Manitobans: Hugh Avery Benham (1911-1997)

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Hugh Avery Benham
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Born at Winnipeg on 18 May 1911, son of Grace Moreton Harvey and Alfred William Benham (?-1952), husband of Mary L. Benham, he worked in the grain industry prior to the Second World War. He then served in the Canadian Army, after which he worked with Royal Securities in Winnipeg and as chief of the Securities Department for the Bank of Canada in Ottawa. He moved back to Winnipeg in 1957 to become Executive Director of the Winnipeg Foundation, which he held until his retirement in 1976. He also served as a Director for a number of companies, including the Mercantile Bank of Canada, Citadel Assurance, Bird Construction, and Tees and Persse. He also served on the Manitoba Arts Council, Civil Service Superannuation Fund, City of Winnipeg Sinking Fund, and Manitoba Centennial Corporation. In 1970, he was awarded a Manitoba Centennial Medal by the Manitoba Historical Society and, three years later, was given an honorary doctorate by the University of Winnipeg. He died of lung cancer at Winnipeg on 6 March 1997.

Sources:

“A. W. Benham, executive, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 April 1952, page 8.

“These Manitobans will help plan centennial,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 September 1963, page 9.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 March 1997.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 January 2018

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