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Date of Birth: 1908
Ulysses Stanley Wagner
Ulysses Stanley Wagner was born in Pueblo, Colorado in 1908. He moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba at an early age, and graduated from Kelvin High School in 1925. In 1927, he took flying lessons, and in 1931, he formed Northern Air Transport, which took supplies and passengers to mines and communities elsewhere in Manitoba. He was a member of a hockey team called “The Winnipegs”. This team won the Allen Cup, and later won a gold medal at the 1932 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, New York. He was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 1987 for this achievement, along with his teammates. Between 1934 and 1948, he worked for various aviation companies, including Sioux Lookout, Canadian Pacific Airlines, and TransAir Limited. He eventually became the General Manager and Vice President of Operations of TransAir Limited. He was a life member of the Western Canada Aviation Museum, and helped create the Winnipeg Flying Club. Wagner Lake, a lake in Manitoba that is south of Lynn Lake, is named after him. He died in Winnipeg on October 11, 2002.