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Memorable Manitobans: Albert Edward Boothe (1913-1985)

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Born at Winnipeg on 20 June 1913, his career at the Winnipeg Free Press spanned 46 years, working up from copy boy to reporter, copy editor, city editor, managing editor (1960-1975) and finally consulting editor (1975-1976) before he retired in 1976. In retirement, he served as editor of the Manitoba Seniors Journal. In 1942 he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force, serving as a public relations officer in eastern Canada and Winnipeg. He was discharged in 1945 and he returned to the newspaper. He served as President of the Winnipeg Press Club (1960), President of the Canadian Managing Editors Conference (1970s), and a member of the Promotion Council of the Manitoba Centennial Corporation. In 1975 he was the first person to be honoured by a Press Club roast. He died at Winnipeg on 14 July 1985.

Sources:

“Former FP managing editor dies at 72,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 July 1985.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 July 1985, page 38.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 June 2019

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