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Memorable Manitobans: Douglas Doyle MacKay (1900-1938)

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Born in Woodstock, Ontario, he was educated at Woodstock Collegiate and Columbia University (1923). He served in public relations for several firms, becoming publicity director for the Hudson’s Bay Company’s Canadian Committee. He edited the The Beaver from 1933 to 1938. He died in a plane crash in the United States. He wrote The Honourable Company (1936).

Father of Shane MacKay.


Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

We thank Douglas MacKay for additional information used in this profile.

Page revised: 28 June 2009

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