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Memorable Manitobans: Norman Stanley Smith (1882-1946)

Newspaper publisher.

Born at Drayton, Ontario in 1882, he came to Portage la Prairie with his parents at an early age. He was educated locally, and then became a newspaper apprentice, working for a number of newspapers before joining the staff of the Daily Graphic in Portage la Prairie, which he purchased in 1922. He also published the Manitoba Liberal weekly paper. Smith was active with the Red Cross, hospital board, and horticulural society. He died at Portage la Prairie on 3 April 1946.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

“Norman Smith, Portage paper publisher, dies”, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 April 1946. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 April 2017

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