Maxwell Charles Gordon Meighen

Maxwell Charles Gordon Meighen, financier (b at Portage la Prairie, Man 5 June 1908; d at Toronto 25 Feb 1992), son of PM Arthur MEIGHEN. After studying at the Royal Military College and the University of Toronto and serving in WWII, Meighen took over the group of investment companies founded by his father. Chairman and director, Canadian General Investments Ltd, in 1961 he entered the consortium of financiers, headed by J.A. MCDOUGALD, that owned the huge Argus Corp. As an Argus director he was also a member of the boards of some of the largest Canadian companies, including Domtar, Massey-Ferguson, Dominion Stores and Hollinger Mines. He resigned from Argus in 1978, when it was taken over by Montegu and Conrad BLACK and H.N.R. JACKMAN. He later became chairman and director of Canadian General Investments Ltd.