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Memorable Manitobans: Ted Peterson (1901-1989)

Businessman.

Born at Watertown, South Dakota on 15 August 1901, he became Investors Syndicate of America’s Provincial Manager for Manitoba in 1933, and later was put in charge of all sales in Canada, with headquarters in Toronto. In 1940, Investors Syndicate was incorporated in Manitoba with head office in Winnipeg, and he was made the senior Canadian Officer of the Company, being appointed President in 1946. In 1957, he played an instrumental role in making the company Canadian-owned, and it is now known as Investors Group. Peterson retired as President in 1966, but remained as the Chairman of the Board until 1971. In his retirement, he was involved in a variety of community organizations, such as the Heart Foundation, the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews, the Vice-President of the Pan-American Games 1967 Society, the Society of Crippled Children and Adults, the Winnipeg Kiwanis Club and Community Chest of Greater Winnipeg. He died at Fort Lauderdale, Florida on 8 January 1989.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, Tuesday, 10 January 1989, page 33.

This profile was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 15 December 2009

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