Christian Jensen

A native of Utah who, early in the century, moved to Alberta where he gained distinction in the production of cattle and sheep.

Despite the adversities which Christian Jensen experienced during his early years on the prairies, he had boundless faith in the future of his adopted province. He was rewarded for that faith by becoming one of the largest and most successful cattle and sheep ranchers in southern Alberta, at one time owning a flock of 10,000 ewes.

In addition to his private operations he took an active part in public affairs, being a member of the Provisional Board of the Alberta Wheat Pool and an active organizer of the wheat pools in other provinces. Being co-operatively minded, he was a strong supporter of the Canadian Co-Operative Wool Growers and eventually became president of that organization.

In his home area, Mr. Jensen served faithfully as president of the Magrath Irrigation District and had his dream realized when irrigation projects were undertaken in southern Alberta.

In recognition of his services, the first structure on the St. Mary’s River was named the Jensen Dam and Reservoir.

Nominated By:
  • Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited