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Manitoba History No. 88

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Memorable Manitobans: Albert Boothe (1913-1985)


His career at the Winnipeg Free Press spanned 46 years, working up from copy boy to reporter, copy editor, city editor, managing editor (1960 to 1975) and finally consulting editor (1975 to 1976) before he retired in 1976. 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 in 1960 and President of the Canadian Managing Editors Conference in the 1970s. In 1975 he was the first person to be honoured by a Press Club roast.

He died at Winnipeg on 14 July 1985.


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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 August 2011

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