University Archives & Special Collections, A-7150. (Patrick Hayes)

Herb Pinder

Herb Pinder (B.A. 1942) is pictured here in a leather football helmet. While at university he was a multi-sport athlete receiving letters in football, basketball and swimming.

From 1942-45 he served in the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

In addition to his family business, Pinder's Drugs, he held a number of directorships with prominent Canadian corporations.

He was elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1964 and was appointed Minister of Industry and Commerce.

Pinder also served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Montreal World Exposition known as Expo 67 and spent one term as chair of the Saskatchewan Power Corporation.

He was a member of the university’s Board of Governors from 1958 to 1964, and was its chair from 1961 to 1963. He was awarded a Doctor of Laws by the U of S in 1997.

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