Dunn, James Hamet, Sir

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Dunn, James Hamet, Sir

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1874-1956

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James Hamet Dunn was born near Bathurst, NB on October 29, 1874. He graduated Dal Law 1898 and worked as a lawyer for a few years. He established a stock company, and after established the Algoma Steel Company in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. He moved to London, England where business and his financial network continued to grow. He was involved in Canada Steamship Lines also. He was married three times, and had six children. His third wife was his former personal secretary, Marcia Christoforides. Alongside Christofor, they donated a lot of his fortune to charity. He was an avid donor to Dalhousie. He donated $25000 donated in 1911 for Dalhousie Forward Movement and in 1949 established two professorships in the Law School. He was made a member of the Dal Board of Governors in 1953. Sir James Dunn died Jan 1, 1956, at his estate in St. Andrews, NB. Half of his $66 million estate went to his wife Christofor, with which she established Sir James Dunn Foundation.

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Dalhousie University. Faculty of Law (1883-)

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Dalhousie University. Faculty of Law is the associate of Dunn, James Hamet, Sir

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1911-1956

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Sir James Dunn was an important donor and established two professorships in the Faculty of Law. The Sir James Dunn Law Library was established in his name after his death.

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Beaverbrook, Lady (1909-1994)

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Beaverbrook, Lady is the spouse of Dunn, James Hamet, Sir

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Married to Sir James Dunn from 1942-1956

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