|Floyd Sherman Chalmers|
September 14, 1898|
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Died||April 26, 1993
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Known for||editor, publisher, and philanthropist|
|Children||Joan Chalmers Wallace Chalmers|
|Awards||Order of Canada
Order of Ontario
Born in Chicago, Illinois, to Canadian parents he was raised in Orillia and Toronto, Ontario. He worked for the Bank of Nova Scotia before serving with the First Canadian Tank Battalion during World War I. He first established his subsequent career in publishing as editor of the battalion's newsletter, and joined the Financial Post as a reporter in 1919.
From 1968 to 1973, he was appointed chancellor of York University. As a philanthropist, he served on the board of the Toronto Conservatory of Music; endowed the Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Awards, one of Canada's most prominent literary awards for playwrights; and created the Encyclopedia of Music in Canada.
He wrote Codes for Canada (1934), A Gentleman of the Press (1969), a biography of John Bayne Maclean, and Both Sides of the Street: One Man’s Life in Business and the Arts in Canada (1983), an autobiography.
|Chancellor of York University
Walter L. Gordon
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