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Memorable Manitobans: Pat Burns (1856-1937)

Businessman, politician.

Born in Oshawa, Canada, of Irish stock, Burns came to Manitoba in 1878, walking over 100 miles from Winnipeg to his new homestead near Minnedosa. He became involved in the cattle trade and moved to Calgary, where in 1890 he established the meat-packing firm of P. Burns and Company, Limited, which became one of the largest in the world. He sold his business in 1928 but kept his cattle ranches and his company directorships. He was appointed to the Canadian Senate in 1931. Burns was one of the founders of the Calgary Stampede.

More information:

Pat Burns: Cattle King by Grant MacEwan (1979).

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 2 February 2008

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