Wins high honors

The August 8 1933 edition of the Toronto Daily Star contained this picture of a successful insurance agency superintendent:


I looked up R. H. Freeman in the Toronto city directories. His given name was Russell, and he first appears as a London Life agent in the 1931 directory. In 1932, he was listed as a superintendent, the year before he won the Efficiency Plaque described above.

Mr. Freeman appears to have latched on to a stable career. I looked him up at five-year intervals, and he was listed as a city manager for London Life in the 1938, 1943, 1948, 1953, 1958, and 1963 city directories. In the 1968 directory, he was listed as simply a manager; he was still there in the 1969 directory, which is the last one that I have online access to. So his career spanned at least 38 years with the same employer. That’s rather impressive.

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