Gerald Bouey

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Gerald Keith Bouey
4th Governor of the Bank of Canada
In office
February 1, 1973 – February 1, 1987
Appointed by Pierre Trudeau
Preceded by Louis Rasminsky
Succeeded by John Crow
Personal details
Born (1920-04-02)April 2, 1920
Axford, Saskatchewan
Died February 6, 2004(2004-02-06) (aged 83)
Ottawa, Ontario
Nationality Canadian
Spouse(s) Anne Bouey
Children Kathryn and Robert
Residence Ottawa
Alma mater Queen's University
Occupation head of central bank
Profession economist
Religion United Church of Canada

Gerald Keith Bouey, CC (April 2, 1920 – February 6, 2004) was the fourth Governor of the Bank of Canada from 1973 to 1987, succeeding Louis Rasminsky. He was succeeded by John Crow.

Born in Axford, Saskatchewan, Bouey earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Economics at Queen's University. During the Second World War, he served with the Royal Canadian Air Force, attaining the rank of flight lieutenant. In 1948 Bouey joined the Bank of Canada Research Department and became Assistant Chief in 1953, Deputy Chief in 1956 and Chief of Research in 1962.[1] Bouey became Advisor to the Governor in 1965, Deputy Governor in 1969 and Governor in 1973.[2] In 1981, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and promoted to Companion in 1987. His wife is Anne, and they had two children, Kathryn and Robert.


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