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Manitoba Organization: Winnipeg Grain Exchange

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Presidents (1887-1907) | Presidents (1908-1948) | Chairmen (1948-1986)

Established in 1887 as the Winnipeg Grain and Produce Exchange, it became the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange in 1972. It is now known as ICE Futures Canada.

Presidents (1887-1907)

Period

President

Company at Time of Office

1887-1888

Daniel Hunter McMillan (1846-1933)

D. H. McMillan and Company

1889

Samuel Spink (1850-1916)

Broker

1890

Nicholas Bawlf (1849-1914)

N. Bawlf, Crowe and Company

1891

Frederick William Thompson (1862-1912)

Ogilvie Flour Mills Company

1892

James Alexander Mitchell (1852-1926)

Martin, Mitchell and Company

1893

Arthur Atkinson (1851-1905)

Northern Elevator Company

1894

Samuel Alexander McGaw (1848-1916)

Lake of the Woods Milling Company

1895

George Reading Crowe (1852-1924)

Northern Elevator Company

1896

Stephen Nairn (1838-1900)

Oatmeal Mills

1897

Nicholas Bawlf (1849-1914)

Northern Elevator Company

1898

Robert Muir (1850-1908)

Dominion Elevator Company

1899

Joseph Harris (?-1899)

Dominion Elevator Company

1900

William Linton Parrish (1860-1949)

Manitoba Grain Company

1901

William Martin (1856-1932)

Northern Elevator Company

1902

Charles Alexander Young (1855-1928)

Alexander McFee and Company

1903

Frederick Phillipps (1857-1932)

Dominion Elevator Company

1904

Alexander Ross Hargraft (1860-1919)

Coffee, Hargraft and Company

1905

John Love (1856-1939)

Winnipeg Elevator Company

1906

Isaac Capel Tilt (1871-1938)

James Carruthers Company

1907

William J. Bettingen (1869-1929)

W. J. Bettingen Company

Presidents (1908-1948)

Period

President

Company at Time of Office

1908

John Fleming (1858-1940)

Alexander McFee and Company

1908-1909

Hugh Northcote Baird (1877-1948)

Norris Grain and Elevator Company

1909-1910

George Fisher (1862-1922)

Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society

1910-1911

Archibald Dickson Chisholm (1857-1930)

Union Grain Company

1911-1912

Donald Morrison (1862-?)

D. Morrison and Company

1912-1913

Andrew Kelly (1852-1930)

Western Canadian Flour Mills

1913-1914

Alvin Keyes Godfrey (1871-1956)

Canadian Elevator Company

1914-1915

Sidney Thomas Smith (1878-1947)

Smith, Murphy and Company

1915-1916

William Edwin Milner (1865-1942)

Maple Leaf Milling Company

1916-1917

John C. Gage (1876-1930)

Consolidated Elevator Company

1917-1918

William Richard Bawlf (1881-1972)

N. Bawlf Grain Company

1918-1919

Frederick J. Anderson (1878-1931)

British Empire Grain Company

1919-1920

John Esterbrooke Botterell (1880-1924)

Baird and Botterell

1920-1921

Norman Lawrence Leach (1876-1949)

National Elevator Company

1921-1922

Charles Henry Leaman (1871-1930)

Northern Elevator Company

1922-1923

John Bremner Craig (1872-1942)

Central Grain Company

1923-1924

James Armstrong Richardson (1885-1939)

James Richardson and Sons

1924-1925

C. C. Fields

Norris Grain Company

1925-1926

D. C. MacLachlan

Western Elevator Company

1926-1927

A. Thomson

International Elevator Company

1927-1928

Elbert Walter Kneeland (1866-1941)

Port Arthur Elevator Company

1928-1929

James Alexander Crowe (1890-1966)

British Empire Grain Company

1929-1930

William Arthur Murphy (1884-?)

Reliance Grain Company

1930-1931

A. P. White

A. P. White and Company

1931-1932

Charles Edward “Charlie” Hayles (c1885-1952)

Canadian Consolidated Elevator Company

1932-1933

Sidney Thomas Smith (1878-1947)

Reliance Grain Company

1933-1934

Henry Eugene Sellers (1886-1970)

Federal Grain Limited

1934-1935

Roy Wilfred Milner (1892-1986)

Jackson Brothers

1935-1936

Rupert Cambourne Reece (1894-1951)

K. B. Stoddart and Company

1936-1937

William Johnstone Dowler (1887-1951)

Parrish & Heimbecker

1937-1938

H. Gauer

James Richardson and Sons

1938-1939

J. W. Horn

Western Canadian Flour Mills

1939-1941

George S. Mathieson (1873-1951)

Norris Grain Company

1941-1942

Stewart Augustus Searle (1897-1977)

Searle Grain Company

1942-1943

Kenneth A. Powell (1898-1982)

Halett-Carey-Swart Limited

1943-1944

A. Christie

Canadian Consolidated Grain Company

1944-1946

G. S. Mathieson

Norris Grain Company

1946-1948

Stanley Neville Kennedy Jones (1893-1981)

Stanley N. Jones Grain Brokers

Chairmen (1948-1986)

Period

Chairman

Company at Time of Office

1948-1949

H. L. Flood

Cargill Grain Company

1949-1950

Robert Russell “Russ” Emerson (1894-1987)

National Grain Company

1950-1951

Stanley Neville Kennedy Jones (1893-?)

Broker

1951

Charles Leo Simmonds (1889-1951)

Broker

1951-1952

John Roderick “Jack” Lindsay (1901-1998)

Canadian Consolidated

1952-1953

D. G. Thomson

James Richardson and Sons

1953-1954

Charles Kroft (1906-1984)

McCabe Grain

1954-1955

Frederick William Parrish (1894-1961)

Parrish & Heimbecker

1955-1956

Augustus Searle Leach (1909-1993)

Searle Grain Company

1956-1958

Roger Newell Hickman (1904-1985)

Norris Grain Company

1958-1959

George Taylor Richardson (1924-2014)

James Richardson and Sons

1959-1960

Earl Harry Greene (1921-1983)

Cargill Grain Company

1960-1961

R. G. Wright

Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society

1961-1962

B. J. Knight

N. M. Paterson and Sons

1962-1963

M. Miller

Searle Grain Company

1963-1964

George W. P. Heffelfinger (?-1970)

National Grain Company

1964-1965

Morland Oswald “Ossie” Thomas (1907-1991)

Louis Dreyfus

1965-1966

M. O. L. Tod

Anglo-Canadian Grain

1966-1967

N. H. McClure

Ogilvie Flour Mills Company

1967-1968

William Bruce Parrish

Parrish & Heimbecker

1968-1969

C. J. MacRae

Superior Shipping

1969-1970

S. A. Searle Jr.

Federal Grain Limited

1970-1971

J. T. Dallas

Continental Grain

1971-1972

Robert Peter “Bob” Purves (1927-1997)

Inter-Ocean Grain

1972-1973

C. F. Edwards

Dominion Malting

1973-1974

K. B. MacMillan

James Richardson and Sons

1974-1975

D. W. Elliot

Canada Malting

1975-1976

E. V. Titheridge

United Grain Growers

1976-1977

B. Hayles

Wincliffe Shipping

1977-1978

R. L. M. Dawson

Cargill Grain Company

1978-1979

B. Hayles

Wincliffe Shipping

1979-1980

G. W. McClintock

Continental Grain

1980-1981

W. H. L. Rolston

James Richardson and Sons

1981-1982

G. E. Sproule

Sproule Grain

1982-1983

J. E. Field

Parrish & Heimbecker

1983-1984

R. J. McNab

Continental Grain

1984-1985

D. W. Champion

James Richardson and Sons

1985-1986

C. Swartz

Northern Sales

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Grain Exchange Building (167 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg)

Sources:

“Golden Jubilee; Half Century of Trading Marked by Grain Exchange”, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 December 1937, page 3.

The Exchange: 100 Years of Trading Grain in Winnipeg by Allan Levine. Winnipeg: Peguis Publishers Limited, 1987.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 October 2016

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