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Founding Members of the Manitoba Scientific and Historical Society (1879-1880)

John Farquhar Bain (1849-1905)

Andrew Graham Ballenden Bannatyne (1829-1889)

Samuel Lawrence Bedson (1842-1891)

Alexander Begg (1839-1897)

Charles Napier Bell (1854-1936)

Samuel Clarke Biggs (1851-1911)

Robert Bourne

Walter Robert Bown (1828-1903)

George Bryce (1844-1931)

D. M. Campbell

Felix Chenier (1843-1910)

A. Christie

Francis Ignatino Clarke (1849-1916)

Donald Codd (c1845-1896)

William Coldwell (1834-1907)

William Cowan (1818-1902)

Abraham Cowley (1816-1887)

Hugh S. Donaldson (1829-1904)

Joseph Doupe (1837-1910)

Henry Mowat Drummond (1848-1917)

Arthur F. Eden (c1852-?)

Loftus Morton Fortier (1858-?)

Octave Fortin (1842-1927)

R. E. W. Goodridge

John Grisdale (1845-1922)

George Henry Ham (1847-1926)

Joseph James Hargrave (1841-1891)

Thomas Hart (1835-1912)

Rice Meredith Howard (c1849-1887)

Hector Mansfield Howell (1842-1918)

Capt. Owen E. Hughes

R. H. Hunter

Colin Inkster (1843-1934)

Edward Worrell Jarvis (?-1894)

R. H. Kenning

Albert Clements Killam (1849-1908)

Alphonse Alfred Clement LaRivière (1842-1925)

James Spencer Lynch (1841-1894)

Duncan MacArthur (1840-1907)

Samuel Pritchard Matheson (1852-1942)

Alexander McArthur (1843-1887)

Allan McDonald

Gilbert McMicken (1813-1891)

Rev. Edward Morrow (deceased c1881)

John Norquay (1841-1889)

Walter Reginald Nursey (1846-1927)

J. Outram

James Dallas O’Meara (1849-1901)

Silas R. Parsons (?-?)

William Pearce (1848-1930)

William Cyprian Pinkham (1844-1928)

Robert Dennis Richardson (1854-1946)

James Robertson (1839-1902)

Arthur Wellington Ross (1846-1901)

W. H. Ross

James Hamilton Rowan (c1831-?)

George Roy

Joseph Royal (1837-1902)

William Osborne Smith (1831-1887)

Thomas Spence (1832-1900)

James Stewart (1826-1911)

Peter R. Sutherland

C. Sweeney

James Wickes Taylor (1820-1893)

Arthur Henry Whitcher (1840-1931)

Edmund Burke Wood (1820-1882)

Presidents

Edmund B. Wood
Edmund Burke Wood

(1879-1881)

William Cowan
Dr. William Cowan

(1881-1882)

Alexander McArthur
Alexander McArthur

(1882-1884)

George Bryce
George Bryce

(1884-1887)

Thomas Hart
Thomas Hart

(1887-1888)

William D. Ardagh
William Davis Ardagh

(1888-1889)

Charles Napier Bell
Charles Napier Bell

(1889-1891)

John McBeth
John McBeth

(1891-1893)

Andrew Browning Baird
Andrew Browning Baird

(1893-1895)

George Jackson Laird
George Jackson Laird

(1895-1897)

William Clark
William Clark

(1897-1899)

William A. Burman
William Alfred Burman

(1899-1901)

John Robert Grant
John Robert Grant

(1901-1903)

David Laird
David Laird

(1903-1905)

George Bryce
George Bryce

(1905-1913)

Charles Napier Bell
Charles Napier Bell

(1913-1929)

Dr. David A. Stewart
Dr. David A. Stewart

(1929-1934)

Ronald Oliver MacFarlane
Ronald Oliver MacFarlane

(1934-1935)

Alexander S. Morrison
Alexander S. Morrison

(1935-1938)

Ronald Oliver MacFarlane
Ronald Oliver MacFarlane

(1934-1935)

Margaret S. McWilliams
Margaret S. McWilliams

(1944-1948)

William Douglas
William Douglas

(1948-1951)

Dr. Ross Mitchell
Dr. Ross Mitchell

(1951-1953)

Dr. William Lewis Morton
Dr. William Lewis Morton

(1953-1955)

Dr. William Lewis Morton
Anne Matheson Henderson

(1955-1957)

Dr. Murray Hogg Campbell
Dr. Murray Hogg Campbell

(1957-1959)

Douglas Kemp
Douglas Kemp

(1959-1961)

Paul Yuzyk
Paul Yuzyk

(1961-1963)

Dr. H. Clare Pentland
Dr. H. Clare Pentland

(1963-1965)

Alice E. Brown
Alice E. Brown

(1965-1967)

Joseph E. Martin
Joseph E. Martin

(1967-1968)

W. Steward Martin
W. Steward Martin

(1968-1971)

A. Gordon Pruden
A. Gordon Pruden

(1971-1973)

Dr. Edward C. Shaw
Dr. Edward C. Shaw

(1973-1976)

David J. McDowell
David J. McDowell

(1976-1978)

Alan L. Crossin
Alan L. Crossin

(1978-1980)

William P. Thompson
William P. Thompson

(1980-1982)

Shirlee Anne Smith
Shirlee Anne Smith

(1982-1984)

Margaret A. Carter
Margaret A. Carter

(1984-1986)

Greg Thomas
Greg Thomas

(1986-1988)

Rosemary Malaher
Rosemary Malaher

(1988-1990)

William J. Fraser
William J. Fraser

(1990-1992)

Douglas Taylor
Douglas Taylor

(1992-1994)

Lily Stearns
Lily Stearns

(1994-1996)

Celine Marie Power Kear
Céline Marie Power Kear

(1996-1998)

Dr. John C. Lehr
Dr. John C. Lehr

(1998-2000)

Jim Blanchard
Jim Blanchard

(2000-2002)

Steven A. Place
Steven A. Place

(2002-2004)

Dr. Gordon Goldsborough
Dr. Gordon Goldsborough

(2004-2006)

Dr. J. M. Bumsted
Dr. J. M. Bumsted

(2006-2008)

Dr. Harry W. Duckworth
Dr. Harry W. Duckworth

(2008-2011)

Dr. Annabelle Mays
Dr. Annabelle Mays

(2011-2013)

James Kostuchuk
James Kostuchuk

(2013-2014)

Dr. Harry W. Duckworth
Dr. Harry W. Duckworth

(2014-2015)

Gary McEwen
Gary McEwen

(2015-2017)

Alan Mason
Alan Mason

(2017-2019)

Speakers at the Annual Sir John A. Macdonald Dinner

Year

Speaker

1987

Professor Tim Ball

1988

John C. Lehr

1989

Jennifer Brown

1990

Leo Pettipas

1991

Gerald A. Friesen

1992

Brian Schwartz

1993

Israel Harold “Izzy” Asper (1932-2003)

1994

Henry Edmison “Harry” Duckworth (1915-2008)

1995

Hon. Pearl McGonigal

1996

John Maxwell “Jack” Bowman (1925-2005)

1997

Rev. Stan MacKay

1998

John Crosbie

1999

Phil Fontaine

2000

Rex Murphy

2001

Mel Hurtig

2002

Jamie Brown

2003

Hon. Justice Murray Sinclair

2004

Jake MacDonald

2005

Hon. John Turner

2006

Mike Ford

2007

Margaret Sweatman

2008

Roland Penner

2009

Alan Latourelle

2010

Dr. Jerry Gray

2011

Ken McGoogan

2012

Sylvia Kuzyk

2013

Morris K. Mott

2014

John Einarson

2015

Richard Gwyn

2016

Jennifer Ditchburn

2017

Bruce Tascona

See also:

The Manitoba Historical Society: A Centennial History by Gerald Friesen
This article was originally published in Manitoba History in 1982 to mark the centennial of the Society’s founding, in 1879.

The First Half Century: A Sketch of the Early Years of the Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba by David A. Stewart, MD
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 24, Number 3, Spring 1979

Presidents of the Manitoba Historical Society
This list contains all the people who have served as President of the Society since its founding in 1879.

The Manitoba Historical and Scientific Society Act (1879)
The “Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba” came into being when an Act was assented in the provincial legislature in June 1879.

Annual Reports
The Society publishes an Annual Report on its activities. Copies are available here.

Sources:

Archives of Manitoba, Manitoba Historical Society Fond, MG10 F2, Membership Book 1879-1895.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 September 2017

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