William Archibald Mackintosh
|William Archibald Mackintosh|
May 21, 1895|
Madoc, Ontario, Canada
|Died||December 29, 1970(aged 75)|
|Occupation||Academic, economist, political scientist, writer|
|Known for||Principal of Queen's University|
|Awards||Order of Canada|
William Archibald Mackintosh, CC FRSC (May 21, 1895 – December 29, 1970) was a Canadian academic, economist, political scientist, writer, and was the twelfth Principal of Queen's University from 1951 until 1961. He is best known for developing the Staple thesis that explains Canadian economic history in terms of a series of exports of staple products – fish, fur, timber, and wheat.
From 1922 to 1939 he was a professor of economics at Queen's. During the Second World War, he was an assistant to the Deputy Minister of Finance in Ottawa and later in the Department of Reconstruction and Supply. After the war he was the Dean of Arts and Science at Queen's until becoming Principal in 1951, the first Principal who was a Queen's graduate. He was a Director of the Bank of Canada and a member of its Executive Committee.
In 1967 he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada and received the Innis-Gérin Medal, awarded for a distinguished and sustained contribution to the literature of the social sciences, from the Royal Society of Canada, of which he was a Fellow and was President from 1956 to 1957.
Mackintosh-Corry Hall at Queen's is co-named in his honour.
He married Jean Isobel Easton (1902–1983) in 1928.
- W.A. Mackintosh: The Life of a Canadian Economist by Hugh Grant, 2015, McGill-Queen's University Press
- "William Archibald Mackintosh". Queen's University. Retrieved March 8, 2005.
- "Mackintosh-Corry Hall". Queen's University. Retrieved March 8, 2005.
- "Innis-Gérin Medal". Royal Society of Canada. Archived from the original on July 23, 2005. Retrieved March 8, 2005.
Robert Charles Wallace
|Principal of Queen's University
|Professional and academic associations|
George Sherwood Hume
|President of the Royal Society of Canada