Thomas Canfield Pomphrey was born in 1881 in Wishaw, Lanarkshire, and educated at Hamilton Academy. He attended classes at Glasgow School of Art and was articled to Alexander Cullen in 1900. On the completion of his articles in 1906 he emigrated to Canada and settled in Toronto where he was employed by a variety of practices. He spent a period of time in New York but returned to Canada. He served with the Canadian Army during World War I and sustained a serious injury to one arm. This did not hamper his drawing ability and he continued to have a successful career, joining the Toronto firm of Gore, Nasmith & Storrie, a professional engineering firm not normally associated with a high standard of architectural design. Pomphrey became their resident architect.
Pomphrey retired in 1947 and returned to Scotland where he died on 8 March 1966.
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