Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years

 

Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
Endangered
Top 10
2019

Manitoba History No. 89
Manitoba
History

No. 89

Fall Field Trip 2019
MHS
Fall
Field Trip

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Earl Edwin Baxter (1920-2007)

Civil servant, community activist.

Born at Bloomfield, Ontario on 9 September 1920, son of James Edwin Baxter and Gertrude Burr, he grew up helping in the family canning business. He graduated from Queens University with a BA in Mathematics and Economics, and an MA in Public Finance. After service as an Army officer in the Second World War, he entered the public service as an Economist in the Department of Reconstruction.

In 1947 he transferred to the Canadian Grain Commission serving as Chief Statistician at Fort William, as Director of Economics and Statistics at Winnipeg and ultimately as Executive Director of the Commission. He played a major role in the introduction and development of electronic accounting and communication in the Canadian grain industry, chairing a number of grain studies. He also played a key role in the metrification of the Canadian grain industry. In 1977 he led a special grain mission to China. In 1984 he received a Meritorious Service Award from the Governor General of Canada.

He was a long-time member of the Mouse Trap Club and was active in the Boy Scouts. He served on the Boards for Westworth United Church, Westminster United Church, Knox United Church, Manitoba Health Organization, Grace Hospital, and Golden West Lodge.

He died at Winnipeg on 18 January 2007.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 January 2007.

“They left their mark”, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 December 2007, page B2.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 November 2009

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017


Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at biographies@mhs.mb.ca

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page

   


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.