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Memorable Manitobans: Henry Jacobus Benningen (1914-1991)

Teacher, school administrator.

Born at Utrecht, The Netherlands on 14 March 1914, he came to Canada in 1921 and resided in Winnipeg until his death. He was a member of the staff of Winnipeg School Division No. 1 for 50 years starting in January 1930. He was appointed Assistant Secretary-Treasurer in 1943, assuming the position after his return from service with the Canadian Army in 1946, in which he participated in the liberation of his native Netherlands. Eventually, he was made Secretary-Treasurer and held that position for nearly twenty years until he retired in 1977, then serving as a consultant to the Division. As an administrator, he was awarded the Community Service Award from the City of Winnipeg, and a long service award from the Winnipeg School Division, a service award from ASBO International and the Queen’s Jubilee Medal, also serving as a member of the Manitoba Board of Management of the National Institute for the Blind. He died at Winnipeg on 8 January 1991.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, Friday, 11 January 1991, page 12.

This profile was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 2 October 2009

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