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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick James Birchard (c1877-1940)

Grain researcher.

A graduate of the University of Toronto, he held a position with the US Department of Agriculture when he was appointed Director of the Dominion Grain Research Laboratory at Winnipeg on its opening in 1913. His research dealt with the moisture content at which wheat could be safely stored in elevators, boats, and railway cars. He later studied the protein content of Canadian wheat. He retired in 1933 and died at Toronto, Ontario on 6 December 1940.


“Dr. F. J. Birchard dies at Toronto,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 December 1940. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9, page 100]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 December 2013

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