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Memorable Manitobans: William Henry “Bill” Metcalfe (1906-1990)

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Bill Metcalfe
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Born at Portage la Prairie on 7 February 1906, he was educated at the University of Wisconsin where he captained the hockey team. He was a reporter for the Winnipeg Free Press (1931-1940) and was head of the newsroom at CBC Radio in Winnipeg (1940-1947). He then became managing editor of the Winnipeg Citizen (1947-1949), then managing editor of the Winnipeg Free Press (1952-1959) and of the Ottawa Journal (1959-1972). He served as President of the Winnipeg Press Club in 1935. His autobiography was published as The View from Thirty (1984).


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 May 2017

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