1883-1940

Inducted in: 1978
Nominated by:
Bredt, Paul Frederick

Paul Frederick Bredt

Paul F. Bredt was born in Leipzig, Germany and came to Canada at the age of 17. The family settled on a homestead near Edenwold, Saskatchewan. Here he attended public school and upon completion he entered the Manitoba Agricultural College and graduated in 1914 with highest honours.

Following graduation, he was appointed assistant livestock commissioner for the province of Saskatchewan and a short time later was made commissioner. In 1919, he took up farming at Kemnay, Manitoba, established herds of Shorthorns and Clydesdales and specialized in growing registered grains.

In 1926 he was elected to the board of directors of the Manitoba Wheat Pool and Manitoba Pool Elevators and was also elected vice-president of the two organizations. In 1931, he became president of the Manitoba Pool Elevators, a position he held until the time of his death. He was elected president of the Canadian Co-operative Wheat Producers Ltd. and Canadian Pool Agencies Ltd. in 1937 and shortly before his death he had been elected president of Pool Insurance Company.

To this list of impressive credits, one could add that he was a member of the Board of Governors of the University of Manitoba, vice chairman of the National Barley Committee and representative for the province of Manitoba on the board of the Western Grain Standards Committee.

He was recognized as one of the most outstanding grain men in Canada. He was a fine citizen who gave unsparingly of himself to his fellow man and to the betterment of agriculture.

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