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Gallaway, Ronald John - 1994
Gardiner, James Garfield - 1972
Gaudet, Ronald - 2003
Gibbings, Charles William - 1988
Gjesdal, J. Harvey - 1992
Gleave, Alfred Pullen - 2000
Gramiak, Larry Ronald - 2004
Grant, Douglas H. - 1995
Greenshields, John Edward Ross - 1988
Greyeyes, Harold - 1992

PortraitCharles Wiliam Gibbing

Charles William Gibbings, farm leader and Canadian Wheat Board commissioner, was born on a farm near Rosetown, August 10, 1916.

After public and high school he sought to raise money to go to university, working for a time as a brush salesman. He rented a half section farm in 1936 and realized enough money from this enterprise to finance his studies toward obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan. Following university he continued to farm and in winter taught at the School of Agriculture and in the Dominion-Provincial Youth Training Program.

He was elected a Saskatchewan Wheat Pool delegate in 1946 and a director in 1952. He became second vice-president in 1955 and five years later he was elected Wheat Pool president. He was the first Saskatchewan-born person to hold that position.

Charles Gibbings was advisor to Canadian delegations involved in negotiating terms of international agricultural trade. He sewed as a commissioner of the Saskatchewan Royal Commission on Agriculture and Rural Life. He was a member of the University of Saskatchewan Senate, president of Co-operative Fire and Casualty, and served on the boards of the Regina Exhibition and Saskatchewan Research Council. He was chairman of the advisory committee to the Canadian Wheat Board.

He left his position as Pool president in 1969 to become a commissioner of the Canadian Wheat Board. His new role was in helping negotiate sales of Prairie grain, and in this duty he travelled around the world. He retired in 1963. Following retirement he did consulting work, including a period of advising the government of Ethiopia on land reform.

Among the honors he received was the Canada Centennial Medal in 1967 for services to Canada. He was named a Fellow of the Agricultural Institute of Canada in 1967, and in 1971 was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of Saskatchewan. He was voted Saskatchewan Salesman of the Year by the Sales and Marketing Executive Club of Regina, and in 1964 he received a plaque from the Canadian government for contributions to Canadaís food Industry.

Nominated for the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame 1988
by Saskatchewan Wheat Pool.

 

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