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Manitoba Organization: Winnipeg Stock Exchange

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The Winnipeg Stock Exchange traces its origins to the early 1880s. Meetings were held by member companies and, on 1 March 1883, membership was capped at 40. Activity levels of the unincorporated group varied and diminished over the years. The present incarnation dates to 1903 when it was incorporated by an Act of the Manitoba Legislative on 18 March. Founding members were contractor H. M. Sutherland, broker Augustus Meredith Nanton, grain merchant G. R. Crowe, MLA J. T. Gordon, Massey Harris Company Manager R. H. Agur, Manitoba Assurance Company Manager Herbert Henry Beck, and Minneapolis broker Charles E. Lewis. The Exchange was largely dormant until 1906 when development in Western Canada picked up pace. Formal and regular meetings began in August 1908 and a President was elected. The Exchange, located on the third floor of the Grain Exchange Building, was opened officially on 1 February 1909.

In November 2000, the Winnipeg Stock Exchange merged operations with the Canadian Venture Exchange. It now operates under the name of ICE (Intercontinental Exchange).

Presidents

Period

President

1903-1905

Hugo Ross

1906

Hugh McKay Sutherland (1845-1926)

1907-1909

Augustus Meredith Nanton (1860-1925)

1909-1912

Henry Thomson Champion (1847-1916)

1912-1914

William Sanford Evans (1869-1949)

1914-1915

Walter Thomas Kirby (1858-1936)

1915-1917

Thomas Richard Billett (1863-1936)

1917-1919

Closed

1919-1921

Walter Thomas Kirby (1858-1936)

1921-1923

Albert Livingstone Crossin (1868-1956)

1923-1925

Harry Ford

1925-1928

Peter Lowe (1887-1980)

1928-1929

Thomas Richard Billett (1863-1936)

1929-1930

Harry Ford

1929-1935

?

1935-1936

Thomas Cuthbert Anderson (1888-?)

1936-1941

Ralph Dennistoun Baker (1895-1960)

1942-1943

?

1943-1944

Richard Bingham

1944-1946

A. B. Flett

1946-?

David Alexander Bruce Murray (1891-1970)

1949

Jack Sheridan Lightcap (1904-1963)

1950-1952

Edward A. Nanton (1901-1967)

1952-1954

Peter Duncan Curry (1912-1996)

1955-?

Roderick Alexander Copland (1909-1959)

1958-1959

R. Wallace Spear

1959-1960

Robert G. McCulloch

1960-?

H. H. Herrndorf

1967-?

E. E. Glasgow

1969-1972

Gerald S. Swindell (c1915-2003)

1972-1974

Robert Whitla Richards (1909-1989)

1974-1976

Alan R. Maxwell

1976-1977

Harvey Scrivener

1977-1978

?

1978-?

Jordan T. Ethans

?-1982

?

1982-?

Robert Stafford

?-1987

?

1987-1988

Robert Vandewater

1988-1993

?

1993-?

Vincent Catalano

?-1997

?

1997-2000

Kenneth Cooper

Sources:

“City and Province [The Winnipeg Stock Exchange],” Manitoba Daily Free Press, 15 December 1882, page 8.

“Winnipeg Stock Exchange,” Manitoba Daily Free Press, 2 March 1883, page 2.

“To-day twenty years ago [1883],” Manitoba Morning Free Press, 12 March 1903, page 1.

“He failed to apologise,” Manitoba Free Press, 28 February 1903, page 3.

“Winnipeg’s new Stock Exchange,” Winnipeg Tribune, 1 February 1909, page 1.

“New members of Exchange,” Winnipeg Tribune, 22 February 1909, page 9.

“Winnipeg Stoch [sic] ’Change opens; closed 4 years,” Winnipeg Tribune, 2 January 1919, page 1.

“Will be re-elected,” Manitoba Free Press, 18 September 1919, page 10.

“Stock Exchange annual,” Manitoba Free Press, 16 June 1921, page 12.

“Winnipeg Stock Exchange” by W. Sanford Evans, Winnipeg Tribune, 10 March 1928, pages 28 & 29.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 October 2017

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