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Memorable Manitobans: Hugh S. Brown (c1901-?)


Born in Ontario around 1901, he taught for the Brandon School District as Vice-Principal of Alexandra School (1922-1923), Principal of Park School (1923-1925), and teacher at Brandon Collegiate Institute (1925-1929) where he also coached the basketball team. Around 1929, he moved to Winnipeg and joined the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School District around May 1930, working at Gordon Bell Junior High School (1930-1931), Robert H. Smith School (1931-1937), Cecil Rhodes School (1937-1938), and Daniel McIntyre Collegiate (1938-1945). He earned a Bachelor of Pedagogy from Univerity of Toronto (1937), and during the 1936-1937 school year was a foreign exchange teacher in London, England. During the Second World War, he was a Chief Instructor of Cadets with the rank of Lieutenant. His whereabouts after 1945 are unknown.


1926 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

“Collegiate students closing function and prize presentation,” Brandon Sun, 9 June 1928, page 14.

“Winnipeg teachers approved by Board,” Manitoba Free Press, 31 May 1930, page 3.

“School pupils of London ask about Canada,” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 23 May 1936, page 7.

“Education projects at Robert H. Smith explained over air,” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 19 feb 1937, page 12.

“To receive degree,” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 9 June 1937, page 5.

“Hugh S. Brown [...],” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 June 1937, page 9.

“Grier praises school cadets,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 March 1944, page 3.

“Daniel McIntyre cadets perform smartly,” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 28 March 1944, page 22.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 29 May 2021

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