Manitoba Business: Winnipeg Tribune

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Established in 1890 from the former Manitoba Sun, the Winnipeg Tribune merged with the Winnipeg Telegram in 1920. Its final edition was published on 27 August 1980.

Vice-Presidents

Period

Vice-President

1920-1935

Mark Edgar Nichols (1873-1961)

1936-?

Wesley McCurdy (1881-1961)

Publishers

Period

Publisher

1890-1920

Robert Lorne Richardson (1860-1921)

1950s

F. S. Auger

1960s-1970s

A. R. Williams

Editors-in-Chief

Period

Editor-in-Chief

1920-1923

Mark Edgar Nichols (1873-1961)

1923-1938

Wilfrid Lawrence MacTavish (1891-1951)

1938-1951

?

1951-1958

Gerald Carlisle Allison (1907-1972)

1958-?

?

?-1966

Eric Joseph Hampson Wells (1917-1993)

1966-1976

Thomas Patrick “Tom” Green (1911-2001)

1976-1980

?

Managing Editors

Period

Managing Editor

1903-1920

John James Moncrieff (1866-1939)

1920-1944

?

1944-1951

Gerald Carlisle Allison (1907-1972)

?-?

G. Richard “Dick” Goodwin (1923-1981)

?-?

John Milloy Gordon (1910-1992)

Miscellaneous Editors

Editor

Period

Position

Gerald Carlyle Allison (1907-1972)

?-1928, 1935-1951

Suburban Editor, Radio Editor, Night Editor, News Editor (1939),

William Talbot Allison (1874-1941)

?

Literary Editor

Henry Bruce Boreham (1891-1987)

1920s

Sports Editor

Barbara Mae Halls Cannell (1929-2015)

?-?

Fashion Editor

Charles Victor Combe (1888-1953)

1918-1953

City Editor, Night Editor, Magazine Editor, Financial Editor

David James “Dave” Cross (1930-2004)

1957-1980

Assistant Managing Editor, Ombudsman

Maurice Gilbert “Buzz” Currie (1947-2022)

1970-1980

Copy Boy, Features Editor

Edmund Samuel “Ed” Dearden (1927-2024)

1965-1980

Assistant Sports Editor

James Simmons Freer (1855-1933)

1917-1933

Staff Editor

Marjorie McGillivray “Marj” Gillies (1923-2020)

?

Family Section Editor

G. Richard “Dick” Goodwin (1923-1981)

1964-1980

News Editor, Managing Editor, Executive Editor, Ombudsman, Editorial Page Writer

John Milloy Gordon (1910-1992)

?-?

City Editor, News Editor

Peter Michael Liba (1940-2007)

1967-?

City Editor

Colin William Evan “Bill” MacPherson (1927-1995)

?-?

City Editor

Herbert Charles “Herb” Manning (1913-1962)

?-?

Sports Editor, City Editor, News Editor

Harry L. Mardon (1926-2004)

?

City Editor, Editorial Page Editor, Business Editor

Robert George McCuish (1876-?)

1898-1901

Sports Editor

Jack Meek (1912-1964)

1946-1964

Provincial Editor, City Editor, Sports Editor, Promotion Manager

John James Moncrieff (1866-1939)

1920-1936

Associate Editor

Roger Newman (1935-2021)

1968-1971

Business Editor

Richard Wilfred Queen-Hughes (1908-1970)

1966-1970

Associate Editor

Vernon Lee “Jim” Shilliday (1928-2014)

?-1980

City Editor, Associate Editor

Alfred Vernon Thomas (1875-1950)

?-1944

Municipal Editor

Other Employees

Employee

Period

Position

Clifford Ross “Cliff” Hudson (1895-1960)

1937-c1940

Office Manager

c1940-c1943

Circulation Director

Reporters/Journalists

Reporter/Journalist

Period

Title(s)

Ralph Andrew Allen (1913-1966)

?-?

 

Dallis “Knobby” Beck (1927-1990)

1953-1965

Sports Reporter

Madeleine Bernier (1920-2017)

15 years

Music Critic

Mary Jane Bletcher (1913-1982)

?-?

 

David Reginald “Dave” Bonner (1928-2006)

1979-1980

News Photographer

Bertram William “Bert” Cartwright (1890-1967)

17 years

Columnist

John Donald “Don” Comstock (1927-2012)

1945-1953

 

Leonard Francis Earl (1882-1969)

1908-1920

Legislative Reporter

Marjorie Agnes Earl (1915-1999)

1974-1980

Columnist

Clarence Joseph Edwards (1905-1980)

1940s

Horticultural Editor

Patrick Thomas “Pat” Flynn (1948-2012)

1972-1980

Reporter

Trent Gardiner Frayne (1918-2012)

?-1942

 

Guy Auldjo Gamsby (1893-1974)

?-?

Grain Exchange Representative

Lillian Gibbons (1906-1996)

1932-1972

 

Paul Alan George Grescoe (1939-2023)

?-?

 

Clarence George Honnor (1894-1964)

1928-1935

Sports Editor, Night Editor

Margaret Laidlaw Hood (1914-1967)

1955-1956

Associate Women’s Editor

1956-1967

Women’s Editor

James Louis “Jim” Keilback (1926-2022)

?-?

 

Vincent “Vince” Leah (1913-1993)

1930-1980

Sportswriter

Debby Slobinsky Lexier (1928-2020)

1970s

Interior Design Columnist

Peter Michael Liba (1940-2007)

1957-1967

Legislative Reporter

John Frederick Bligh Livesay (1876-1944)

1902-1905

Telegraph Editor

Elizabeth Dundas Long (1891-1978)

1920-1922

Women's Reporter

Shane MacKay (1926-2001)

?-?

 

Victor Vereker “Vic” Murray (1897-1985)

1928-1970

 

Ernest Charles “Ernie” Mutimer (1924-2014)

?-?

Columnist

Katherine Gloria Queen-Hughes (1909-1978)

1929-?

 

Frank Roberts (1938-1998)

?-?

 

Heather Margaret Robertson (1942-2014)

?-?

 

Frances Russell (1941-2022)

?-?

 

Gary Raymond Scherbain (1942-2021)

?-?

 

Edward U. “Ted” Schrader (c1918-1971)

1940s

Reporter, Daily Columnist

Vernon Lee “Jim” Shilliday (1928-2014)

?-1952

 

Ronald Herbert “Ron” Stevens (1928-2023)

?-?

 

Marnie Stewart

1943-1980

 

J. Frank Syms (c1924-1992)

c1955

 

Eugene Louis “Gene” Telpner (1920-2005)

13 years

Entertainment Editor

Eric Joseph Hampson Wells (1917-1993)

1946-?

Police Reporter

Valentine “Val” Werier (1917-2014)

?-1980

 

Charles James Woodsworth (1909-2005)

1932-1941

 

Nathan B. “Zim” Zimmerman (1898-1951)

1924-1951

Drama Critic

See Also

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Tribune Building (257 Smith Street, Winnipeg)

Sources:

“To hell with Afghanistan” by Marjorie Earl in Torch on the Prairies: A Portrait of Journalism in Manitoba, 1859-1988, The Nor-Westers, 1988, pages 35-43.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 June 2024