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Memorable Manitobans: William Gresson Winslow (1908-1991)

Grain company executive.

Born at Heward, Saskatchewan on 12 December 1908, son of Edgar Gresson Winslow and Alice Maude Dickey, he was educated at Heward and the Regina Collegiate. He worked for United Grain Growers as a grain buyer at Lavinia, Eden, Shortdale (1938-1940), and Benito (1940-1948). He served successively as Travelling Superintendent (1948-1951), Divisional Superintendent for Winnipeg (1951-1954), Divisional Superintendent for Saskatoon (1954-1965), Western Division Assistant Manager (1965-1968), Assistant General Manager (1968-1969), and General Manager (1969-1974). In 1970, he was a member of a committee of the Canadian Wheat Board that designed a new grain quota system for western Canada. Following his retirement in 1974, he helped to organize a grain storage company in Ghana through the Canadian International Development Agency. In 1976, he was appointed by the federal government as Chairman of the Churchill Port Authority. He died at Comox, British Columbia on 5 September 1991.


1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Churchill Port Authority chairman,” Belmont News, 26 August 1976, page 1.

United Grain Growers Fonds, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

We thank Vicki Wallace for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 July 2019

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