Fonds - James Coyne collection

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James Coyne collection

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  • 1938-1961 (Creation)

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0.91 m of textual material

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James Elliot Coyne was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on July 17, 1910. He was appointed the Governor of the Bank of Canada effective January 1, 1955. During his career he held several important posts including: President of the Industrial Development Bank; Secretary, Foreign Exchange Control Board, 1939 - 1941; Financial Attaché, Canadian Embassy Washington, 1941; Assistant to the Chairman and then Chairman, Watime Prices and Trade Board, 1941 - 1942. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1942 - 1944. Mr. Coyne resigned as Governor and retired from the Bank in 1961.

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The collection contains several series consisting of minutes, correspondence, speeches, memoranda, and newspaper clippings.

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