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Memorable Manitobans: David K. Friesen (1910-1991)

Business executive.

Born at Altona, he was educated at the Mennonite Education Institute. He joined D. W. Friesen and Sons, building it into a national printing establishment before his retirement in 1985. He established the Altona Red River Echo and helped establish the Co-operative Vegetable Oils Limited. He was also involved in radio station CFAM, Altona Credit Union, and other local businesses. He was President of the Altona Chamber of Commerce, and he served as Mayor of Altona from 1970 to 1975. In 1964, he received a Manitoba Golden Boy Award.


“9 Golden Boys and Golden Gal”, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 November 1964.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 September 2014

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