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Memorable Manitobans: Wilfrid Forrest McGregor (1902-1968)


Born in Acton, Ontario, he moved to Brandon in 1910, later farming on the family farm north of Brandon. He became secretary of Bloomsbury School District in 1932, serving in the post until 1966. He served for more than 10 years as a member of the board of Brandon College and was its Chairman when it became Brandon University. He received one of the university’s first doctor of laws degrees. He was active in many other farm organizations, including the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba, which he served as president for three years. He was a Director of the Brandon Consumers Cooperative and was President of the Manitoba Liberal-Progressive Association. He also involved with the Brandon Winter Fair, the Brandon Hospital Board, and was a trustee on the Brandon School Board. In 1967, he was given a Manitoba Golden Boy Award.

He is a member of the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame.


“Manitobans honoured by Golden Boys,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 November 1967, page 1.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 November 2013

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