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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 of the Winnipeg Grain and Produce Exchange (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 Milling 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

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 of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange (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 K. Godfrey

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

C. E. Hayles

Canadian Consolidated Elevator Company

1932-1933

Sidney Thomas Smith (1878-1947)

Reliance Grain Company

1933-1934

Henry Eugene Sellers (1886-1970)

Federal Grain Company

1934-1935

Roy W. Milner

Jackson Brothers

1935-1936

Rupert Cambourne Reece (1894-1951)

K. B. Stoddart and Company

1936-1937

William Johnstone Dowler (1887-1951)

Parrish and 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-?)

Searle Grain Company

1942-1943

K. A. Powell

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-?)

Broker

Chairmen of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange (1948-1986)

Period

Chairman

Company at Time of Office

1948-1949

H. L. Flood

Cargill Grain Company

1949-1950

R. R. Emerson

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

F. W. Parrish

Parrish and Heimbecker

1955-1956

Augustus Searle Leach (1909-1993)

Searle Grain Company

1956-1958

R. N. Hickman

Norris Grain Company

1958-1959

G. T. Richardson

James Richardson and Sons

1959-1960

E. H. Greene

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

G. W. P. Heffelfinger

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 Mills

1967-1968

W. B. Parrish

Parrish and Heimbecker

1968-1969

C. J. MacRae

Superior Shipping

1969-1970

S. A. Searle Jr.

Federal Grain

1970-1971

J. T. Dallas

Continental Grain

1971-1972

Robert P. Purves (c1928-1997)

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 and 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: 16 March 2014

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