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The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce was established in 1929 as an umbrella group for local chambers and a lobby for businesses around the province. Known originally as the Manitoba Associate Boards of Trade, it was received its present name around 1948.

Presidents

Period

President

1929-1934

William Sanford Evans (1869-1949)

1934-1941

Arthur E. Parker (c1886-1953)

1941-1943

Charles Ernest Stockdill (1881-1960)

1943-1944

Arthur Gordon Buckingham (1885-1961)

1944-1946

Calvert Charlton Miller (1899-1978)

1946-1949

Donald Gordon McKenzie (1887-1963)

1949-1951

Edward Cecil Gilliat (1887-1960)

1951-1952

John Boyd Craig (1901-1992)

?-?

Alfred William “Bill” Hanks (1894-1985)

1952-1956

?

1956-1957

Bernard Rodolph “Bernie” Wolfe (1922-2014)

1957-1962

?

1962-1963

Frank Elding Price (1931-2015)

1963-1970

?

1970-1971

David Robert Blake (1925-2008)

?-?

Graeme Thomson Haig (1923-1993)

?-?

William Hamilton “Bill” Gray (1917-2015)

?-?

Neil Gerard MacPhee (1918-2014)

Executive Directors

Period

Executive Director

early 1990s

Anne Doherty (1935-2019)

Sources:

“Gray will speak on route east of lakes,” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 March 1929, page 5.

“Manitoba Trade Boards elect 1933 officers,” Winnipeg Tribune, 9 December 1932, page 10.

“Manitoba Boards of Trade adopt development program,” Winnipeg Tribune, 16 December 1938, page 5.

“A. E. Parker re-named Boards of Trade head,” Winnipeg Tribune, 8 December 1939, page 3.

“Boards of Trade ask early action on Sirois Report,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 February 1941, page 13.

“Elected,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 December 1943, page 25.

“Trade Boards elect Miller,” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 February 1944, page 2.

“Brandon man becomes new President Manitoba Chamber of Commerce,” Brandon Sun, 7 December 1951, page 9.

“Associated Boards to present resolutions to Premier and Cabinet,” Brandon Sun, 26 January 1952, page 9.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 June 2021

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