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Memorable Manitobans: David Alexander Bruce Murray (1891-1970)

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Born at Glasgow, Scotland on 21 March 1891, he emigrated to Canada with his family in 1910. He studied accounting and practiced in Winnipeg before joining the financial firm of Osler, Hammond and Nanton, from which he retired as Vice-President in 1959. During his business career, he served on the University Board of Examiners and was President of the Manitoba Institute of Chartered Accountants. He was also President of the Winnipeg Stock Exchange (1946-?), the Industrial Development Board of Manitoba, and other business groups. He was a member of the St. Andrew’s Society of Winnipeg (President, 1956-57), Motor Country Club (President, 1959-1960), Whittle’s Point Gun Club, Manitoba Club, and Carleton Club. He was appointed Chairman of the Civil Service Commission of Manitoba in 1962, serving until 1969. He died in August 1970.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 29 August 1970.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 March 2017

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