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A Centennial Business award was presented to Great-West Life Assurance on 16 September 2016.

Chairmen

Period

Chairman

1943-1944

Melbourne Francis Christie (1864-1944)

1944-1951

?

1951-1959

Henry Eugene “Harry” Sellers (1886-1970)

1959-1969

Joseph Harris (1892-1976)

Presidents

Period

President

1892-1926

Alexander Macdonald (1844-1928)

1926-1940

George William Allan (1860-1940)

1940-1943

Melbourne Francis Christie (1864-1944)

1943-1951

William Pitt Riley (1870-1954)

1952-1959

Joseph Harris (1892-1976)

1959-1971

David Eckford Kilgour (1912-1973)

Vice-Presidents

Period

Vice-President

1892-1896

F. G. Vernon

1892-1894

James Henry Ashdown (1844-1924)

1893-1893

William Bain Scarth (1837-1902)

1894-1910

J. H. Mason

1896-1910

Hugh John Macdonald (1850-1929)

1896-1928

George Frederick Galt (1855-1928)

1910-1943

Robert Thomas Riley (1851-1944)

1910-1925

Augustus Meredith Nanton (1860-1925)

1928-1933

Daniel Hunter McMillan (1846-1933)

1933-1940

Melbourne Francis Christie (1864-1944)

1940-1951

William Pitt Riley (1870-1954)

1943-1965

H. W. Manning - Managing Director

1943-1951

Henry Eugene “Harry” Sellers (1886-1970)

?-?

George Aitken (1906-1983)

General Managers

Period

General Manager

1938-1955

H. W. Manning

Assistant General Managers

Period

Assistant General Manager

1931-1938

H. W. Manning

Directors

Officer

Period

G. H. Aikins

1940-1954

George William Allan (1860-1940)

1904-1926

James Henry Ashdown (1844-1924)

1892-1900

Simon Amable Damien Bertrand (1849-1943)

1892-1901

Nixon John Breen (1872-1954)

1929-1954

Jeffry Hall Brock (1850-1915)

1892-1915

Manlius Bull (1849-1929)

1921-1929

I. Campbell

1900-1900

Melbourne Francis Christie (1864-1944)

1920-1944

Samuel Lawrence Cork (1877-1971)

1943-1964

Thomas Alexander Crerar (1876-1975)

1928-1964

William Henry Cross (1852-1928)

1916-1928

George Reading Crowe (1852-1924)

1896-1924

E. Crowe-Baker

1896-1902

A. C. Flumerfelt

1910-1921

John Charles Gage (1876-1930)

1929-1930

George Frederick Galt (1855-1928)

1892-1928

William Garland

1897-1902

Frank Ernest Halls (1872-1950)

1930-1950

Joseph Harris (1892-1976)

1943-1959

Andrew Kelly (1852-1930)

1892-1930

W. Logan

1892-1897

Alexander Macdonald (1844-1928)

1892-1928

Hugh John Macdonald (1850-1929)

1895-1910

H. W. Manning

1942-1967

William Allan Mather (1885-1961)

1945-1955

T. J. McBride

1892-1896

Peter Campbell McIntyre (1854-1920)

1892-1894, 1897-1920

G. McLean

1939-1967

J. McLenaghen

1892-1901

Daniel Hunter McMillan (1846-1933)

1892-1933

William Henry McWilliams (1860-?)

1930-1942

T. B. Millar

1896-1897

Stephen Nairn (1838-1900)

1892-1895

Augustus Meredith Nanton (1860-1925)

1898-1925

Frederick Nation (1861-1955)

1910-1921

Hugh Farquharson Osler (1881-1943)

1925-1943

Francis Lawrence “Frank” Patton (1857-1932)

1924-1932

J. Y. Payzant

1901-1904

J. Redmond

1896-1898

James Armstrong Richardson (1885-1939)

1928-1939

Conrad Stephenson Riley (1875-1960)

1943-1953

Robert Thomas Riley (1851-1944)

1892-1943

William Pitt Riley (1870-1954)

1921-1954

J. Robson

1892-1892

William Bain Scarth (1837-1902)

1892-1896

Henry Eugene “Harry” Sellers (1886-1970)

1933-1967

F. G. Vernon

1892-1896

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Great West Life Building / Chamber of Commerce Building (177 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Milner House (51 Balmoral Street, Winnipeg)

Sources:

“A House of Quality It Has Ever Been”: History of The Great-West Life Assurance Company by Richard E. Bennett, Winnipeg: The Great-West Life Assurance Company (1992).

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 September 2016

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