Wilfred George Brown
|Wilfred George Brown|
|Commissioner of Yukon|
|Preceded by||Frederick Fraser|
|Succeeded by||Frederick Howard Collins|
|Born||2 January 1925|
|Died||24 July 1992(aged 67)|
W.G. Brown was a district administrator in the Northwest Territory before being appointed Yukon Commissioner. Brown succeeded Frederick Fraser as Yukon Commissioner in November 1952. In 1953 he agreed to a motion passed by the territorial council that reinstated the position of territorial secretary, with W.D. Robertson being given the post. In 1953 Brown legally designated McLean Lake and all land within .5 miles (0.80 km) from its shore as a game sanctuary, the only game sanctuary that the Yukon government created without prompting. In 1955 Brown was replaced by Frederick Howard Collins.
On 13 June 1957 Brown, then chief of the territorial division of the Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources, was made deputy commissioner of the Northwest Territories council.
Brown died on 24 July 1992. The W.G. Brown Building/Astro Hill Complex is a two building structure in Iqaluit, Nunavut, and at eight floors is the largest and among the tallest buildings in the city.
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- Moodie, Sue (February 10, 2006). "Wildlife has prior claim on McLean Lake". Yukon News. Retrieved 2013-01-26.
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- "The Reverend Wilfrid George Brown, January 2, 1925-July 24, 1992". Yukon Public Libraries & Yukon Archives Library. Retrieved 2013-01-26.
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