Stanley A. Milner

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Stanley A. Milner
Stanley Albert Milner

1928 or 1930
ResidenceEdmonton, Alberta
Occupationpresident of Chieftain International, Inc.
AwardsAlberta Order of Excellence (1995)

Stanley Albert Milner (born 1928 or 1930) is a Canadian businessman and former politician.[1][2][3]

Milner was born in Calgary, Alberta and raised in Turner Valley, Alberta.[4] He attended schooling there as well as in Saskatoon, Gimli and Winnipeg, and later attended the University of Alberta, from which he attained a Bachelor of Science degree. He also served in the Canadian Officer Training Corps, as a cadet, and in the army reserve. Upon his exit from university, Milner began his career in the oil and petroleum business as an investor at the time of the nearby Leduc No. 1 discovery. He would also briefly help in developing a natural gas service in the interior of British Columbia. Later, Milner, along with his brothers would start the Canadian Chieftain Petroleums Corporation. In 1964, he would also found Chieftain Development Co. Ltd, which he would work for until it was sold to Alberta Energy Company Ltd. in 1988. In 1988, he founded Chieftain International, Inc., which he is currently president and CEO of.[4]

Milner also served in directorship positions for Alberta Energy Company Ltd., Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Canadian Pacific Limited, Banister Continental Ltd., Canadian Surety Company, CP Air Limited, Delhi International Oil Corporation, Guaranty Trust Company of Canada, Pan-Alberta Gas Ltd., Southern Union Company, Supron Energy Corporation, Wardair, Inc., and Woodward Stores Limited.[4]

He also served a term on the Edmonton City Council from 1962 to 1963. He ran unsuccessfully for Mayor of Edmonton in the Edmonton municipal election, 1963, narrowly losing to William Hawrelak. After his aldermanic term he served as chair of the Edmonton Public Library Board until 1968. During his time with the library he advocated for a new central downtown branch; the branch was later built and named the Stanley A. Milner Library in 1996.[5] He has also involved himself in many positions in organizations throughout the city of Edmonton, including the Board of Governors of the Royal Alexandra Hospital and the University of Alberta Hospital; the Boards of the Edmonton Community Foundation, Junior Achievement, Edmonton Northlands, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the Edmonton Eskimo Football Club; chairman of the Salvation Army Appeal and the Corporate Division of the United Way.[4]

An advocate of the military, Milner is an Honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the South Alberta Light Horse and an Honorary Member of the Loyal Edmonton Regiment.[4]

Other positions he has held are President of the Independent Petroleum Association of Canada and the Alberta Chamber of Resources; member of the Listed Company Advisory Committee of the American Stock Exchange, the Board of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Governors of the Olympic Trust of Canada and the Young Presidents’ Organization; Director of the Conference Board of Canada; Chairman of the Board of Governors of the University of Alberta; and member of the World Business Council.[4]

He is a recipient of an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of Alberta, the City of Edmonton’s Certificate of Meritorious Service, the Wall Street Transcript Bronze and Gold Awards for the Top Chief Executive Officer in the Canadian Oil Industry; the University of Alberta’s Canadian Business Leader Award; and the 125th Anniversary of Confederation Commemorative Medal.[6] He received the Alberta Order of Excellence[4] in 1995 and the Order of Canada in 2003.[7]


  1. ^ Peroni, Douglas (1978). 'Financial Times' Who's who in World Oil and Gas: 1978/79 - Douglas Peroni - Google Books. ISBN 9780900671937. Retrieved 2014-02-18 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Babiak, Todd (2013-10-01). Just Getting Started: Edmonton Public Library's First 100 Years, 1913-2013 - Todd Babiak - Google Books. ISBN 9780888647467. Retrieved 2014-02-18 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ Standard and Poor's Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives - Google Books. 1995-10-01. Retrieved 2014-02-18 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Dr. Stanley A. Milner | The Alberta Order of Excellence". 2011-03-30. Retrieved 2014-02-18.
  5. ^ "Milner, Stanley". Edmonton Public Libraries. Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
  6. ^ "Stanley Milner - Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2014-02-18.
  7. ^ "Order of Canada - Stanley Albert Milner". Retrieved 2015-04-05.