Donald McPherson, figure skater (b at Windsor, Ont 20 Feb 1945). World figure-skating champion in 1963, McPherson was the first Canadian to win the Canadian, North American and world championships in the same year. He competed in the 1960 Squaw Valley, California, Olympics at age 15, and at 18 was the youngest man to win the world title. Not strong in compulsory figures, McPherson performed free-skating routines that were brilliant and near-perfect. After the 1963 competitions, he retired from amateur competition. He skated for 11 years with a professional ice show and won the 1975 world professional title.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Schrodt, Barbara. "Donald McPherson". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 25 July 2014, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/donald-mcpherson. Accessed 30 November 2023.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Schrodt, B. (2014). Donald McPherson. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/donald-mcpherson
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Schrodt, Barbara. "Donald McPherson." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published March 19, 2008; Last Edited July 25, 2014.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Donald McPherson," by Barbara Schrodt, Accessed November 30, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/donald-mcpherson
Article by Barbara Schrodt
Published Online March 19, 2008
Last Edited July 25, 2014