Thayer Lindsley was born and raised in Boston. While attending Harvard University, he and his brother developed an interest in Canadian mining operations. Years later, Lindsley became president of Ventures, a mining company, and bought out the newly established Falconbridge Mines Limited company. Lindsley renamed the company Falconbridge Nickel Mines Limited and served as president of the organization until 1944 when he returned to his former role as president of Ventures. In September of 1955, Thayer Lindsley resigned from his position as president of Ventures and was elected as Chairman of the Board of Ventures.
Lindsley was a well-respected businessman by both company officials and employees. He is recognized as the founder of today's Falconbridge Nickel Mines Limited and for his efforts in the mining industry.
Material compiled from Nickel Centre Yesterdays.