Edward Kerr Turner
(born April 6, 1927) was President of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool
from 1969 to 1987. The years 1989–1995 saw E.K. Turner as the 10th Chancellor of the University of Saskatchewan
, in which capacity he served two terms.
Turner graduated from the School of Agriculture in 1948. After graduation he continued farming on the family farm near Maymont, Saskatchewan
. In this community he was elected as a Saskatchewan Wheat Pool
delegate. He then served the SWP in several capacities. Elected as Director in the year 1960, followed by First Vice-President in the year 1966 and finally as President in the year 1969.
On May 25, 1989 the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa was bestowed upon Ted Turner by Leo F. Kristjanson, President. Lt.-Gov. Jack Wiebe presented E.K. Turner with the province'shighest distinction, the Saskatchewan Order of Merit
on November 6, 1995. Following this, as of 1998 he became chair of... Read More