Born in Montreal, Quebec, he was educated at Selwyn House School and Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ontario. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1933, and his Bachelor of Civil Law degree in 1936 from McGill University. He was a member of Zeta Psi. He was called to the Quebec Bar in 1936. After spending a year studying in France, he practiced law in Montreal.
From 1940 to 1945, he fought in World War II with the Royal Canadian Artillery. After the war, he joined the Royal Trust Company, becoming Executive Vice-President in 1964. In 1965, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Royal Trust Company of Canada.
- "HARRINGTON, CONRAD F. FONDS, 1946-1986". McGill University archives. Retrieved September 18, 2005.
Stuart Milner Finlayson
|Chancellor of McGill University
| Succeeded by|
A. Jean de Grandpré