H. R. MacMillan

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H. R. MacMillan
Harvey Reginald MacMillan

(1885-09-09)September 9, 1885
Pine Orchard, Stouffville, Ontario
DiedFebruary 9, 1976(1976-02-09) (aged 90)
Occupation(s)forester, industrialist

Harvey Reginald MacMillan, CC CBE (September 9, 1885 – February 9, 1976) was a Canadian forester, forestry industrialist, wartime administrator, and philanthropist.

Born in Pine Orchard, Whitchurch Township, Ontario (today part of Whitchurch–Stouffville), he attended school in Bogarttown, Sharon, and Aurora.[1] He graduated from the Ontario Agricultural College[2] (then part of the University of Toronto) in 1906 with an honours degree in biology. He obtained a Master of Science degree in Forestry at Yale University[2] in 1908. In 1912, he was appointed first Chief Forester of British Columbia.[2]

In 1919, backed by British timber merchant Montague Meyer, MacMillan established the H.R. MacMillan Export Company, Ltd.[2]

He was Honorary Colonel of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada from November 23, 1953, to August 7, 1957.[3]


MacMillan funded multiple of philanthropic endeavours, many of which were named in his honour. These include:


  • Ken Drushka (1995). H.R.: A Biography of H.R. MacMillan. Harbour Publishing. ISBN 1-55017-129-1.
  • Donald MacKay (1982). Empire of wood : the MacMillan Bloedel story. Douglas & McIntyre. ISBN 0888943709.


  1. ^ Jean Barkey, et al., Whitchurch Township Archived 2011-06-14 at the Wayback Machine (Erin ON: Boston Mills, 1993), 76.
  2. ^ a b c d Martin, Joseph E. (2017). "Titans". Canada's History. 97 (5): 47–53. ISSN 1920-9894.
  3. ^ Roy, Reginald (1969). The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada 1919-1965. Vancouver: Evergreen Press. p. 515.
  4. ^ "Ministry of Environment - MacMillan". Archived from the original on 2006-04-18. Retrieved 2006-04-18.

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