2 folders of textual records and 8 photographs; b&w
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of program from a testimonial dinner in tribute to Louis Rasminsky (February 11, 1973), newspaper clipping and 8 b&w photographs from testimonial and retirement dinners.
Louis Rasminsky (1908-1998) was born in Montreal and raised in Toronto. He attended the University of Toronto and the London School of Economics.
In 1930 he joined the staff of the League of Nations as a specialist in monetary and banking matters.
In 1940, he joined the Bank of Canada. He organized the Research and Statistical Section of Canada’s Foreign Exchange Control Board and in 1942 became the Board’s Alternate Chairman and Chief Executive Assistant to the Governor of the Bank of Canada from 1943 to 1954. Rasminsky was appointed Deputy governor of the Bank of Canada in 1955 and Governor in 1961. He retired as Governor on February 1, 1973.
In addition to his role at the Bank of Canada, Rasminsky was Governor for Canada of the International Monetary Fund (1946-1962) and chairman of the board of governors of the International Development Research Institute (1973-1978).
During his career, Rasminsky received several honours and awards. In 1968, he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada.
Louis Rasminsky was married to Lyla Rosenberg ( -1976) of Toronto. They had two children; Michael and Lola.
1. Biographical information taken from the program Testimonial Dinner in tribute to Louis Rasminsky.