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Memorable Manitobans: James Logan Gordon (1858-?)

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James Logan Gordon
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Born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 28 March 1858, son of John Robert and Margaret Gordon. Educated privately. Commenced career as clerk, Wanamaker Company, Philadelphia. Came to Winnipeg, 1904. Chairman ministerial assistant; member, University Commission, Manitoba. Publications: Young Man and His Problem, Character vs. Cash, Phillips Brooks, The Crystal Christ. Married Lillian James, Reading, Pennsylvania, 1887. He was a member of the Canadian Club of Winnipeg, AF & AM, and IOOF. Independent: Congregational. In 1911, he lived at 366 Hargrave Street, Winnipeg.

Gordon was the pastor at Central Congregational Church at Winnipeg from 1905 to 1914. After leaving Winnipeg he served at First Congregational Church at Washington, DC, from 1915 to 1919 then went to San Francisco, California.


Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

The Leading Financial, Business & Professional Men of Winnipeg, published by Edwin McCormick, Photographs by T. J. Leatherdale, Compiled and printed by Stone Limited, c1913. [copy available at the Archives of Manitoba]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 April 2018

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