Wilfred George Brown

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Wilfred George Brown
Commissioner of Yukon
In office
Preceded by Frederick Fraser
Succeeded by Frederick Howard Collins
Personal details
Born (1925-01-02)2 January 1925
Died 24 July 1992(1992-07-24) (aged 67)
Citizenship Canadian

Wilfred George Brown (2 January 1925 - 24 July 1992) was Commissioner of Yukon from 1952 to 1955.[1]

W.G. Brown was a district administrator in the Northwest Territory before being appointed Yukon Commissioner.[2] Brown succeeded Frederick Fraser as Yukon Commissioner in November 1952.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5] In 1955 Brown was replaced by Frederick Howard Collins.[6]

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.[7]

Brown died on 24 July 1992.[1] 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.[8]




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