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Memorable Manitobans: James Richard “Dick” Murray (1918-1998)

Business executive.

Born at Winnipeg in 1918, only child of James R. Murray and Verna Marjorie Livingstone (?-?), he graduated from McGill University. During the Second World War, he served as an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy, being a foreign service officer stationed at Washington, DC. After the war, he joined the Hudson’s Bay Company at Montreal and, in 1955, he returned to Winnipeg. In 1959, he succeeded Phil Chester as Managing Director, serving until 1972. He was the first Commissioner of the Foreign Investment Review Agency, based at Ottawa, in 1973 then, two years later, he was appointed President of the Federal Business Development Bank. He died at his California home in 1998.

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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Robinson House (703 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg)

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This page was prepared by James Arnett and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 November 2019

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