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Memorable Manitobans: Peter McAusland Millar (1889-1964)

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Born at Glasgow, Scotland in 1889, he came to Canada in 1910 to work for Manitoba Government Telephones. He rose to become its Comptroller (1940-1945) and Commissioner and General Manager (1945-1954). During the Second World War, he was seconded to the federal government to manage a Crown corporation responsible for all defence communications in Canada. He served on the management committee for the Trans-Canada Telephone System and, in 1946 and 1953, was President of the Telephone Association of Canada. He was a member of the St. Andrew’s Society of Winnipeg (President, 1951-1952), Fellowship Club, Telephone Pioneers of America, and Fort Garry Horticultural Society. He died at Winnipeg on 23 June 1964 and was buried in the Garry Memorial Park. He was survived by his wife Mabel Dorothea Millar (c1887-1970) and a daughter.

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Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 June 1964, page 30.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 March 2020

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