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Memorable Manitobans: William Abraham Anderson (1890-1947)

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William Abraham Anderson
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Born at Forest, Ontario on 31 May 1890, he graduated with a science degree from the University of Manitoba in 1923, and arts degree the following year, and a master of science degree in 1925. He later took an MA at Chicago. Between 1925 and 1929, he was a teacher and principal at Virden School, leaving there to become Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Manitoba. He was President of the Manitoba Teachers’ Federation (1928-1929). An active curler and golfer, he was a member of the Southwood Club, Scientific Club of Winnipeg, and United Church. He died at Winnipeg on 11 February 1947, following a long illness, and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.


Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

“W. A. Anderson, “U” physics professor, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 11 February 1947. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

The History of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society by Haraldur Victor Vidal, MA thesis, University of Manitoba, 1958.

We thank Mireille Theriault (Manitoba Teachers’ Society) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 February 2019

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