Stephen Boleslav Roman

Stephen Boleslav Roman, mine executive (b at Velky Ruskov, Slovakia 17 Apr 1921; d at Markham, Ont 23 Mar 1988). Roman immigrated to Canada in 1937, working as a farm labourer before joining the Canadian Army in 1942.

Stephen Boleslav Roman

Stephen Boleslav Roman, mine executive (b at Velky Ruskov, Slovakia 17 Apr 1921; d at Markham, Ont 23 Mar 1988). Roman immigrated to Canada in 1937, working as a farm labourer before joining the Canadian Army in 1942. Discharged in 1943, he became interested in the stock market, organized several natural-resources ventures, and in 1953 acquired an interest in a uranium prospect that formed the basis of Denison Mines Ltd. As president and later chairman of Denison, Roman expanded and diversified his firm and was periodically involved in controversies over nuclear politics and FOREIGN INVESTMENT.

An outspoken advocate of private enterprise, Roman sued PM TRUDEAU and Energy Minister J.J. Greene because Ottawa tried to block the sale of Denison shares to an American-controlled firm. Roman was twice unsuccessful as a federal PC candidate. With Eugen Loebl he wrote The Responsible Society (1977). He was made Officer of the Order of Canada in 1987.