James Armstrong Richardson

James Armstrong Richardson




Class of 1981

James Armstrong Richardson was born into the grain business established in 1857 by his grandfather. He brought his enthusiasm, foresight and organizational ability to a well planned diversification of interest such as his far sighted move into the field of investment securities in 1926.

During the 1920’s and 1930’s he pioneered in commercial aviation and radio. Even so, his first, best and last love was wheat. Farmers in Western Canada and millers throughout the world benefited from the force of his work and personality.

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