Fonds - Graham Ford Towers fonds

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Graham Ford Towers fonds

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  • 1934-1954 (Creation)

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2 m of textual records and other material

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Graham Ford Towers was born in Montreal, Quebec on September 29, 1897. He was appointed the first Governor of the Bank of Canada effective September 8, 1934. Chairman, Foreign Exchange Control Board, 1939-1951; Chairman, National War Finance Committee, 1943-1945; President, Industrial Development Bank; and Alternate Executive Director for Canada of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Governor Towers retired on December 31, 1954. He died on December 4, 1975.

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Fonds consists of correspondence, memoranda, speeches, photographs, a diary, scrapbooks, and memorabilia. Records include information relating to gold, post-war currency plans, war financing, and international financing.

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Fonds includes photographs, memorabilia and 3 scrapbooks.

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