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Memorable Manitobans: George John Blewett (1873-1912)

Professor, author.

Born in Yarmouth Township, Ontario, he graduated a medal winner from Victoria University, Toronto, in 1897 and was ordained in 1898. He lectured in philosophy at Wesley College from 1901 to 1906 before becoming Ryerson professor of moral philosophy at Victoria College, Toronto. A theological liberal, he wrote several works important to the social gospel, especially The Study of Nature and the Vision of God (1907) and The Christian View of the World (1912). He drowned at Go Home Bay, Ontario in August 1912.

More information:

George John Blewett, Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online

Sources:

“Prof. Blewett is drowned at Georgian Bay”, Manitoba Free Press, 17 August 1912. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B5]

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 October 2010

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