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Memorable Manitobans: Earl Harry Greene (1921-1983)

Grain merchant.

Born at Minneapolis, Minnesota on 27 May 1921, he was raised and educated at Leroy, Minnesota. He attended St. Olaf College, graduating in 1943, and serving in the US Navy during the Second World War. In 1946, he joined Cargill Incorporated and, four years later, was transferred to Winnipeg where he was Vice-President and General Manager (1953-1964) and President (1964-1973) of Cargill Grain. He was a member of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange, serving on its executive board for five years and Chairman (1959-1960). He was also Director of Marketing and Economics for the Canadian International Grains Institute (1973-?) and Grain Marketing Coordinator for James Richardson and Sons Ltd. In 1946, he married Maxine Quade and they had three children. He was active in the Lutheran church at the local and national levels, serving on the Board of Regents for Luther College at Regina, Saskatchewan. He died at Winnipeg on 4 May 1983 and was buried at Rochester, Minnesota.


“Jottings from the business world,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 February 1964, page 57.

“Grains Institute names two senior appointments,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 September 1973, page 20.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 May 1983, page 50.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 October 2016

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