Harry L. Wolfson, economist and community leader, was born in Toronto, the son of Hyman and Rebecca (Tranbetsky) Wolfson. He received his education at the University of Toronto and King's College, Cambridge University 1932-1934 where he studied under John M. Keynes.
He was the director and officer of various organizations including the general manager of the Palestine Jewish Colonization Association (1934-1950); executive secretary of the Economic Stabilization Commission in Palestine (1942-1948); economic co-coordinator of the State of Israel (1948-1950); financial councilor for the Canadian Embassy in Washington (1951-1952); and alternate director of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank (1951-1952). He was affiliated with the Zionist Organization of Canada, the Canadian Jewish Congress, the United Jewish Welfare Fund, the Jewish Home for the Aged and Baycrest Hospital and the Y-Arts Council of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A.
Harry L. Wolfson was married to Rose Chrom and had four children: Sheila, Alan, Judith and Laurence.
Scope and Content
File consists of 5 colour negatives of the Wolfson Family at the Schwartz family cottage at Bobcaygeon, circa 1960. They feature informal portraits of the family on the lawn and one image of a dam near Bobcaygeon. Also pictured is Ruthie Solway, Fanny Solway’s niece by marriage who had been adopted by Alex Solway’s brother.
Individuals pictured include Ruthie Solway, Sheila Wolfson, Harry L. Wolfson, Rose Wolfson, Laurence Wolfson, Alan Wolfson and David Gruber.