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Tel:
867.667.5121
Fax: 867.393.6201
Email: commissioner@gov.yk.ca

412 Main Street
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2B7

 

George Allan Jeckell

Photo of George Allan JeckellTerm of Office as Acting Gold Commissioner: 1927 (July 10) – 1928
Preceded by: Percy Reid
Succeeded by: George Ian MacLean

Term of Office as Comptroller: 1932 (June 30) – 1936 (December 2)

Term of Office as Controller: 1936 (December 3) – 1947
Preceded by: George Ian MacLean
Succeeded by: John Edward Gibben

Born: 1880 (July 25), Exeter, Ontario
Died: 1950 (May 30)

 

  • He was a teacher in Dawson City starting in 1902.
  • He worked in various positions in Yukon's administration starting in 1919.
  • With the position of Gold Commissioner abolished George Jeckell was given the duties and responsibilities of that position and appointed Chief Executive Officer of Yukon with the title of Comptroller.
  • In 1936, to reflect the increase in the economy of Yukon through increasing silver and gold production the Chief Executive Officer of Yukon's title was changed from Comptroller, to Controller. 
  • In 1942, during George Jeckell's tenure, the Alaska Highway was built, connecting Yukon to the south. This highway bypassed Dawson and instead went through Whitehorse.  This isolated the Controller from Yukon affairs in the growing town of Whitehorse and precipitated the move of the office from Dawson to Whitehorse several years later.