Harry L. Woflson was born in Toronto on 11 September 1910, to Hyman and Rebecca (née Trambetsky) Wolfson. He married Rose (née Chrom) and had four children: Sheila, Alan, Judith and Laurence. Wolfson was a world-renowned economist and financial consultant. He was educated at the University of Toronto and at King's College, Cambridge University, 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.
Wolfson died on 6 November 1974, at the age of 64.
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Item is portrait of Harry L. Wolfson.
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