Fonds F01864 - Kenneth Wiffin Taylor fonds

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Kenneth Wiffin Taylor fonds

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CA ON00239 F01864

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  • 1925-1967 (Creation)
    Taylor, Kenneth Wiffin

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2 m of textual records, 1 photograph

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Kenneth Wiffin Taylor (1899-1975) was born at Takutang Ki, China, receiving his early education at the China Inland Mission Schools at Chefoo, China. From 1917 to 1919 he served with the Canadian Field Artillery. In 1921 he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University and in 1922 he graduated from the University of Chicago with a Master of Arts degree. From 1925 to 1939 he was Professor of Political Economy at McMaster Unversity, during the last five years of which he was Associate Dean of Arts. Throughout the next few years Taylor held various posts in government departments and related work. From 1929 to 1951 he held various positions with the wartime Prices and Trade Board including Secretary, Administrator, Deputy Minister and Chairman. In 1947 he was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister of the federal department of Finance and in 1953 became the Deputy Minister. Upon his retirement as Deputy Minister of Finance in 1963 he was Special Adviser to the Privy Council. Taylor died in 1975.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, subject files, radio broadcasts, writings, addresses, speeches and photographs. There are many articles on Canadian wartime economic problems and postwar economic development. The radio broadcasts also deal largely with wartime economic conditions.

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Donated by Mary Smith - 1995


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  • English

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