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David Eckford Kilgour was born in Brandon, Manitoba, on December 26, 1912. He graduated from Kelvin High School in 1929. In 1933, after acquiring a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba, he joined the Great West Life Assurance Company. He held various positions, eventually rising to President and Chief Executive Officer in 1959, which he held until 1971. He was the Chairman of the Board for the Canadian Council of the National Industrial Conference, the Hudson’s Bay Company, and the Canadian Heart Foundation. He also worked as the Director of the Investors Group, and Hudson`s Bay Oil and Gas. He died in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on March 13, 1973.