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Charles Gordon Smith was born in Carberry, Manitoba on June 17, 1902, and graduated from Kelvin High School in 1919. He studied at Princeton University in 1920, and two years later, studied economics at the University of Manitoba. He worked at various grain companies from 1923 to 1935. Between 1935 and 1944, he worked for the Canadian Wheat Board, as the General Sales Manager (1935-1937), and as the Assistant Chief Commissioner (1939-1944). He was the Director and Vice-President of Monarch Life Assurance Company. During this time, he was also the Director of several other companies, including the Hudson’s Bay Company, Beaver Lumber Company, and the Bank of Nova Scotia. He worked as President of the board on the Winnipeg General Hospital and the Health Sciences Centre. He was also a member of the Board of Governors for the University of Manitoba, and was a City Councillor for Tuxedo. In 1959, he received an honorary degree from the University of Manitoba. He died in London, Ontario on April 8, 1990.