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Memorable Manitobans: James Patrick Claggett (1933-1990)


Born at Melfort, Saskatchewan on 9 April 1933, he was educated at Notre Dame College (Wilcox, SK) and St. Francis Xavier (Antigonish, Nova Scotia). He received BEd and MEd degrees from the University of Manitoba. He worked as a teacher and was the Principal of Lynn Lake School (1962-1964) and The Pas School (1964-1966). He then moved to Gladstone as Superintendent of the Pine Creek School Division from 1967 to 1973 and to Carman as Superintendent of the Midland School Division from 1973 to 1988. He died at Carman on 7 February 1990.


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

“School Supt. appointed,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 November 1973, page 13.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 February 1990, page 41.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 January 2016

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