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Memorable Manitobans: Arthur James Vincent (1913-1998)

Aviator, businessman.

Born at Toronto, Ontario in 1913, he learned to fly while working for Inco. During the Second World War he was a flying instructor for the Royal Canadian Air Force, becoming chief instructor of the Air Commonwealth Training Program. He moved to Winnipeg after the war and became a grain dealer, serving as President of Smith, Vincent and Company Limited from 1958. Married to a daughter of W. A. Murphy, he headed the Murphy Foundation, which contributed to many Winnipeg cultural institutions. He was a director of the Winnipeg Art Gallery and Vice-President of the Winnipeg General Hospital. He received a Distinguished Service Award from the University of Manitoba (1985). Vincent was active in the summer life of Victoria Beach. He died on 10 November 1998.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

We thank James Arnett and Kitson Vincent for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 December 2016

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