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Memorable Manitobans: Esmond U. Butler (1922-1989)

Civil servant, ambassador.

Born at Wawanesa, Manitoba in 1922, he served for 26 years as secretary to five successive Governors General of Canada, later was Canadian Ambassador to Morocco. He was one of the key developers of the Canadian Honours System. In 1986, he was inducted into the Order of Canada. He died on 18 December 1989.


Order of Canada citation, Governor General of Canada web site.

We thank Marguerite Cory for providing information used in this profile.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 January 2011

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