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Memorable Manitobans: Clive B. Davidson (1902-1974)

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Clive B. Davidson
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Statistician.

Born at Guelph, Ontario on 15 August 1902, his childhood was spent in Saskatchewan. He received BA and MA degrees from the University of Saskatchewan and did postgraduate work at the University of Chicago. As a grain statistician for the Dominion Bureau of Statistics (1930-1935), he became a grain policy advisor to Prime Minister R. B. Bennett. He was Secretary to the Canadian Wheat Board (1937) and Director of the Manitoba Economic Survey Board (1937-1939). At the outbreak of the Second World War, he rejoined the Canadian Wheat Board as its Chief Statistician, rising to Executive Assistant to the Board by 1963. After retirement, he was Vice-President for the M. W. Menzies Group of Winnipeg until shortly before his death, which occurred at the St. Boniface Hospital on 17 August 1974. He was survived by his wife May and two daughters.

Sources:

Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

“C. B. Davidson named Wheat Board secretary,” Winnipeg Tribune, 5 August 1948, page 13.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 August 1974, page 16.

“Grain expert dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 August 1974, page 90.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 July 2019

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