Sydney Halter
Date of birth: (1905-04-18)April 18, 1905
Place of birth: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Date of death: October 24, 1990(1990-10-24) (aged 85)
Place of death: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Career information
Position(s): Commissioner of the CFL
College: University of Manitoba
Organizations
 As administrator:
1958–1966 CFL
Canadian Football Hall of Fame, 1966

Gerald Sydney Halter, Template:Post-nominals (April 18, 1905 – October 24, 1990) was a Canadian lawyer and the first commissioner of the Canadian Football League.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1924 and a Bachelor of Law degree in 1927 from the University of Manitoba. He helped organize the Winnipeg Football Club in 1934. He was president of the Amateur Athletic Union of Canada from 1938 to 1946. From 1958 to 1966, he was the commissioner of the Canadian Football League. From 1966 to 1971, he was Vice-Chairman of the Manitoba Horse Racing Commission and was Chairman from 1972 to 1982. Knighted by the Queen of England. Appointed to Queen's Council.

Honours[edit | edit source]

In 1977, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 1963, he was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame. In 1966, he was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. In 1975, he was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. In 1982, he was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. In 1988, he was inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. In 2006, he was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

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