Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 142 years


Memorable Manitobans: J. C. A. Nijdam (?-1959)

Grain company executive.

Born in The Netherlands, as a young man he entered the grain industry at New York before embarking on a lengthy business career in Canada. He was President of the Continental Grain Company of Canada and Vice-President of the Continental Grain Company of New York. He resided in Vancouver, British Columbia for the last 30 years of his life but spent a part of each year in Winnipeg, where he was a member of the Advisory Committee to the Canadian Wheat Board (1948-1952). He retired in May 1959. He died suddenly, while attending a church service at Rome (Italy), on 18 October 1959.

Sources:

“J. C. A. Nijdam, retired grainman,” Winnipeg Tribune, 30 October 1959, page 21.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 July 2019

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society. We acknowledge that the collection contains both reputable and disreputable people. All are worth remembering as a lesson to future generations.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z


Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at biographies@mhs.mb.ca

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Firsts | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS

MHS YouTube Channel

Back to top of page

For queries on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations

© 1998-2021 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.