Comptrollers 1932-1936

With the Great Depression in full swing and the major Mayo region mines shutting down, further cuts were made to the Yukon Administration. These cuts included the Gold Commissioner's position. The responsibilities of the position were assigned to the Comptroller, the new Chief Executive Officer of Yukon.



George Allen Jeckell

Term of Office as Acting Gold Commissioner: July 10, 1927, to 1928
Term of Office as Comptroller: June 30, 1932, to December 2, 1936
Term of Office as Controller: December 3, 1936, to 1947

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

  • Worked as a teacher in Dawson City starting in 1902.
  • Worked in various positions in Yukon's administration starting in 1919.
  • Given the duties and responsibilities of Gold Commissioner when position was abolished, and appointed Chief Executive Officer of Yukon with the title of Comptroller.
  • Alaska Highway built in 1942 during Jeckell’s tenure, 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.

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