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Don McPherson bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Donald McPherson

Executive Career

President of the Saskatchewan Roughriders
1956, 1957

President of the Canadian Football League (CFL)

President of the Canadian Rugby Union (CRU)

President of the Western Football Conference

Donald McPherson was a highly respected member of the community in Regina, Saskatchewan, where he made major contributions to football at the local, regional and national levels.

Mcpherson was appointed director of the Roughriders Roughriders in 1949 and served on the club's management committee until his death in 1973. McPherson was president of the CFL conference in 1965. He also served for one year as president of the CRU, the governing body for amateur football in Canada.

In 1962, McPherson accepted an invitation by the BC Lions to chair a committee to reorganize their management structure, and was later awarded a life membership in the BC club for his untiring efforts on their behalf.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1983 as a builder.

Class of 1983

Harry GrantHerbert GrayEarl LunsfordDonald McPhersonFrank Morris

Football Reporters of Canada

Gorde HunterHal PawsonDoug Smith

McPherson, Don
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