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Memorable Manitobans: George Walton F. Brisbin (1906-1990)

Educator, superintendent.

Born at Pilot Mound, Manitoba on 9 June 1906, son of George Walton Brisbin and Katie Wilhelmina Playfair, he was educated at Pilot Mound School No. 105 and the University of Manitoba (BSc and MSc). He started doctoral studies in Zoology but was forced to abandon them during the Great Depression. He took a job as Principal at the Dominion City School No. 45 then was Principal and School Superintendent at Flin Flon. He was appointed a School Inspector at Dauphin, moving later to Brandon then Winnipeg. He was Chief Administrative Officer for the Manitoba Department of Education then, in 1957, he was appointed Principal of the Provincial Normal School. When the school was transferred to the University of Manitoba, he became Director of Elementary Education there. With a rich baritone voice, he sang with dance bands, the Minneapolis Symphony, and was a member of the renowned Anderson Chorus in the 1930s. He and wife Mabel had two children, Scott Brisbin and Gayda Brisbin Watt. He died at Winnipeg on 27 July 1990.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“City inspector will head Normal School,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 January 1957, page 3.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 July 1990, page 28.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 October 2013

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