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Memorable Manitobans: William Lord (1892-1960)


Born at Leicester, England on 31 December 1892, he came to Canada with his family in 1905, and settled at Regina, Saskatchewan. He took a job with the Regina Leader-Post newspaper. In 1916, he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. After his military discharge, he returned to the paper and rose to the position of Business Manager. In June 1936, he assumed the same position with the Winnipeg Free Press, rising to General Manager in 1946. He held this position until retirement in December 1957. For many years he was a Director of the Canadian Daily Newspaper Publishers’ Association.

He served on the Boards of the Greater Winnipeg Ice Club and the Canadian Figure Skating Association. He died at his Winnipeg home, #8-53 Carlton Street, on 9 June 1960 and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.


Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

“Free Press ex-manager dies at 68”, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 June 1960. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B12, page 31]

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 June 1960, page 26.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 December 2011

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