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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.


“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

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