Innis, Harold Adams, 1894-1952, Canadian political economist, b. Otterville, Ontario. One of Canada's leading economic historians, Innis wrote about various facets of Canadian culture and economy. In such books as The Fur Trade in Canada (1930, repr. 1956) and The Cod Fisheries (1940, repr. 1978), Innis explored Canadian natural resource industries and how they affected culture, politics, and history. Innis' work underscored the relationship of Canada to Western civilization. He taught at the Univ. of Toronto from 1920 until his death in 1952.

See biography by D. G. Creighton (1978).

Innis, Roy (Roy Emile Alfredo Innis), 1934-, American civil-rights leader, b. St. Croix, Virgin Islands. A member of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) since 1963, he has been its national director (1968-82) and has served as national chairman since 1970. In the late 1960s he traded the integrationist agenda of the civil-rights movement for the ideology of black power and a revived black nationalism. He then turned to the right, supporting Reagan-administration policies and criticizing the politics of Jesse Jackson. In 1996-98, Innis led teams that monitored elections in Nigeria.

Innis is a village in upper Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, USA. It has an approximate population of 200. It is the home of, now defunct, Innis High School. Historic St. Stephen's Episcopal Church is located nearby. This community's zip code is 70747.


The town was named for James Innis. Like thousands of Irishmen, Innis came to America during the 1850s when Ireland was faced with the potato famine. In 1868, Innis purchased property in the area that now bears his name. In 1895, a post office was established in the town.


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