New Biography of James Muir

20 06 2013

The investiture of James Muir, President of the Royal Bank of Canada, as Hon. Chief Eagle Ribs in the Blood Indian Tribe, Blackfoot Confederacy. 1954

The Dictionary of Canadian Biography has published Duncan McDowall’s new entry on James Muir, 1891-1960. Muir was the president of the Royal Bank of Canada from 1949 to 1960.  In McDowall’s words, “he transformed the bank from an efficient but narrowly defined financial institution reminiscent of the Exchange Bank in Leacock’s turn-of-the-century fictional town of Mariposa into a more diversified and innovative organization that asserted its presence from shopping plazas to corporate boardrooms.”

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