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Palmer, John Stanley - 1976
Partridge, Edward Alexander - 1972
Patterson, Cecil Frederick - 1973
Pattillo, Margaret H. - 1990
Pavlychenko, Thomas Karp - 1976
Pedersen, Gunnar Heg - 2007
Phelps, Joseph Lee - 1982
Phillips, Robert Howard Daniel - 2009
Poirier, Elaine Lucie - 2006
Porter, Albert John - 1987
Possberg, Florian - 2016
Potter, Evelyn Joan - 2011
Pugh, Roy McLean - 1981

PortraitEdwar Alexander Partridge

Often referred to as the "Prairie Radical", E. A. Partridge was born on a farm near Barrie, Ontario. He came west in 1883 with his brother to take up a homestead on the edge of the Qu'Appelle Valley, north of Sintaluta, and taught school briefly at Broadview.

He immediately became aware of, and shared the discontent and frustration of farmers with the way the grain trade was being conducted by Winnipeg Grain Exchange and the railways. Following a study of the workings of the Grain Exchange, he was in the forefront of a farmers movement which formed the Grain Growers Grain Company in 1906; Partridge was its first president. That company was the forerunner of United Grain Growers Limited, farmer- owned grain producersí co-operative which operates today in the three Prairie provinces.

Much of the groundwork done by Partridge created the attitudes that led to the organization of the Prairie Wheat Pools.

In 1907, he published the first issue of The Grain Growers Guide, dedicated to the causes of farm organizations and co-operatives. Following a policy disagreement with officers of the organization, he resigned his position as editor, and devoted the rest of his active lifetime to the field of politics. He advocated the creation of a farmer-labor party, and the Progressive Party of 1919-1926 was a partial realization of his hopes. His book, War on Poverty, anticipated many of the theories later adopted by the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation.

"Nominated for the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame
by United Grain Growers, 1972."

 

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