Gordon Loveridge, dairyman, farm leader and community worker, was born at Grenfell in 1900, the son of a dairyman. He rose into national prominence as president of the Dairy Farmers of Canada at a time when Saskatchewan dairying was relatively small in the overall Canadian picture.
Raised on the farm, he obtained his primary and secondary schooling in Grenfell and his bachelor of science in agriculture degree from the University of Saskatchewan. He took over the family dairy farm in 1929 and operated it until 1963.
Gordon Loveridge served as a director of Regina District Milk Producers Association including two years as president. In the early 1930s he was elected director of the Saskatchewan Dairy Association and in 1937-38 was president. In the early 1930s he was on the industry committee which applied to the province for establishment of a milk control board.
He was on the provisional board of Saskatchewan Co-operative Creameries Ltd., 1943-45, and became first president when farmer members took over the association and elected their board in 1946. He held this post until 1961.
He was director and vice-president of Dairy Farmers of Canada for several years and in 1957 was elected president, the first person from Saskatchewan to occupy that position.
Gordon Loveridge was councillor of the Rural Municipality of Elcapo for four years and Reeve for an additional 17 years. For six years he was a member of the board of governors of the University of Saskatchewan. Active in Grenfell United Church he also served as president of the local historical committee and the senior citizens association.
He received honorary memberships in the Saskatchewan Agricultural Graduates Association and the Saskatchewan Dairy Association.