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Manitoba Business: Winnipeg Tribune

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Vice-Presidents | Publishers | Editors-in-Chief | Miscellaneous Editors | Reporters/Journalists | See Also | Sources

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

15 years

Mark Edgar Nichols (1873-1961)

1936-?

Wesley McCurdy (1881-1961)

Publishers

Period

Publisher

1890-1920

Robert Lorne Richardson (1860-1921)

1950s

F. S. Auger

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-?

?

?-1965

Eric Joseph Hampson Wells (1917-1993)

1965-1976

Thomas Patrick 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)

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

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

James Simmons Freer (1855-1933)

1917-1933

Staff Editor

Marjorie McGillivray “Marj” Gillies (1923-2020)

?

Family Section Editor

Peter M. Liba (1940-2007)

1967-?

City Editor

Robert George McCuish (1876-?)

1898-1901

Sports Editor

Harry L. Mardon (1926-2004)

?

City Editor, Editorial Page Editor, Business Editor

John James Moncrieff (1866-1939)

1920-1936

Associate Editor

Roger Newman (1935-2021)

?

Business Editor

Richard Wilfred Queen-Hughes (1908-1970)

1966-1970

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)

?

 

Madeleine Bernier (1920-2017)

15 years

Music Critic

David Reginald “Dave” Bonner (1928-2006)

1979-1980

News Photographer

Henry Bruce Boreham (1891-1987)

1920s

Sports Editor

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

Patrick Thomas “Pat” Flynn (1948-2012)

1972-1980

Reporter

Trent Gardiner Frayne (1918-2012)

?-1942

 

Lillian Gibbons (1906-1996)

1932-1972

 

James Louis “Jim” Keilback (1926-2022)

?-?

 

Vincent “Vince” Leah (1913-1993)

1930-1980

Sportswriter

Peter M. Liba (1940-2007)

1957-1967

Legislative Reporter

John Frederick Bligh Livesay (1876-1944)

1902-1905

Telegraph Editor

Shane MacKay (1926-2001)

?

 

Katherine Gloria Queen-Hughes (1909-1978)

1929-?

 

Heather Margaret Robertson (1942-2014)

?

 

Gary Raymond Scherbain (1942-2021)

?

 

V. L. “Jim” Shilliday (1928-2014)

?-1952

 

Marnie Stewart

1943-1980

 

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

 

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: 6 June 2022

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