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Hartley Thorbjorn Richardson

Businessman, philanthropist.

Son of George T. Richardson and Tannis Thorlakson, he followed his father into the grain business, rising to become President of James Richardson and Sons Limited in 1993. He served as a Director of Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Canadian Pacific Railway, Canadian Council of Chief Executives, and the Business Council of Manitoba. Some other affiliations include The Trilateral Commission, the World Economic Forum Global Leaders of Tomorrow, and the Young Presidents’ Organization.

Known for his exemplary community service and philanthropy, he supported the bid to bring the 1999 Pan Am Games to Winnipeg, he helped to develop the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden and the Pavilion Gallery Museum at Assiniboine Park. He has chaired capital campaigns for numerous local charities. In recognition of his service, he was given honorary doctorates by the University of Manitoba (2004) and University of Winnipeg (2011), and he was inducted into the Order of Canada (2007) and the Order of Manitoba (2008). He received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012).

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: The Hill Monument (Ashcroft Point, Winnipeg)


Citation, Order of Canada.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 October 2015

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