Arthur Irving

About Arthur Irving

Birth Year: 1930
Birth Place: Saint John, Canada, Canada
Residence: Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Occupation: Owner, Irving Oil
Spouse(s): Sandra (nee Ring)
Children: 5
Parent(s): K.C. Irving
Relatives: James K. Irving (brother)

Arthur Irving

Arthur Irving was born on 1930 in Saint John, Canada, Canada. New Brunswick native Arthur Irving owns an estimated two-thirds of Irving Oil, which operates gas stations and oil refineries. Arthur is a third generation member of a Canadian dynasty. His grandfather, James Dergavel Irving, started the family business in the late 1800s. His dad Kenneth Colin (K.C) Irving added oil operations in 1920s; Arthur and his 2 brothers reportedly divided up the empire after KC's death in 1992. Arthur's brother James Irving, also a billionaire, took over a conglomerate that spans shipbuilding to forestry. A third Irving brother, John (known as Jack), headed the family's construction operations and owned part of Irving Oil. He passed away in 2010.
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Following their father's death in 1992, ownership and responsibility for the Irving companies was divided as follows:


Arthur Irving has served as Chancellor of Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia from 1996–2010.


In 2002, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2012, he was made a member of the Order of New Brunswick.


In 2008, along with his brothers he was inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame.

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