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Memorable Manitobans: William Craig “Bill Mac” McNamara (1904-1984)

Civil servant, senator.

Born at Winnipeg on 8 August 1904, son of Margaret Craig, he worked with the Standard Bank of Canada (1923-1924) and the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool (1924-1942). He joined the Canadian Wheat Board in 1942 and served as its Assistant Chief Commissioner (1947-1958) and Chief Commissioner (1958-1969). He was appointed to the Canadian Senate in 1970, sitting as a Liberal representative of Manitoba, and served until 1979. He died on 12 April 1984.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

The Hon. William Craig McNamara, Parliament of Canada.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 July 2019

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