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Farley, William Manly - 1998
Farquharson, James - 1977
Fast, Harold - 2015
Faye, Zennith Keith - 2013
Flaten, Glenn Eric - 1998
Fowler, Henry Llewellyn - 1980
Fox, Jonathan - 1981
Freitag, Rudolph - 1995
Friggstad, Olaf - 1997

PortraitHenry Llewellyn Fowler

Harry Fowler, promoter of co-operative enterprise in the west, was born in Ross Corners, Prince Edward Island, May 6, 1695. His formal schooling was brief, concluding with a grade eight at Central Bedeque, P.E.I. He came west in 1911 to a position with the Bank of Nova Scotia at Wetaskiwin, Alberta. In 1920 he moved to Saskatchewan and in 1921 went into private business at Wilcox.

In 1931 Harry Fowler helped incorporate Wilcox Co-operative Association and served as its manager until 1935. This started him on a career of incorporating and promoting co-operatives. In 1935 he was on the committee that sought and obtained Saskatchewan legislation enabling establishment of credit unions. That same year he helped incorporate Consumers Co-operative Refineries Ltd., in Regina and he became its first general manager, a post he held until 1944. In 1940 he encouraged the establishment of Interprovincial Co-operatives Ltd., a central buying arm for provincial co-operative whole-sales and became its first president. He was on the founding committee for Canadian Co-operative Implements Ltd., and sewed a term as president. After spending one year in Indiana as a manager of National Farm Machinery Co-operative, he returned to Canada in 1945 to manage the Tisdale Co-operative. He helped start Saskatchewan Co-operative Credit Society and Co-operative Trust Company and sewed as president of both. He was named secretary of Federated Co-operatives Ltd., in 1947, a post he held until 1959 when he was elected Federated president. He retired as FCL president in 1963.

Harry Fowler was a commissioner of the Saskatchewan Royal Commission on Agriculture and Rural Life, 1952-57. He served on the board of missions of the United Church of Canada for three years and was a member of the board of governors of the University of Saskatchewan. The university conferred on him an honorary doctor of laws degree in 1966.

"Nominated for the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame
by Federated Co-operatives Limited, 1980."

 

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