Don McPherson

Class of 1983

Donald M. McPherson was a highly respected member of the community in Regina. He made major contributions to football at the local, regional and national levels.

McPherson was appointed Director of the Roughriders in 1949 and served on the club’s management committee until his death in 1973. He was president of the Canadian Football League Conference in 1965. He also served for one year as president of the Canadian Rugby Union, the governing body for amateur football in Canada.

In 1962, Don McPherson accepted an invitation by the BC Lions to chair a committee to reorganize their management structure. He was later awarded a life membership in the B.C. Club for his untiring efforts on their behalf.


President, Saskatchewan Roughriders
1956, 1957
President, CFL
President, CRU
President, Western Football Conference