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Date of Birth: 1911
Hugh Benham was born in Winnipeg in 1911. He graduated from Kelvin Technical High School in 1927. Benham worked in the grain industry before joining the Canadian Army during the Second World War. After his tour of duty was complete, he worked for Royal Securities in Winnipeg and for the Bank of Canada as the chief of the Securities Department. He was the Executive Director of the Winnipeg Foundation from 1957 until his retirement in 1976. Benham was a Director for Various companies, including the Mercantile Bank of Canada. He was awarded a Manitoba Centennial Medal by the Manitoba Historical Society in 1970. In 1973, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Winnipeg. Benham died in Winnipeg in 1997.