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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Ernest Clague (1914-2006)


Born in the Rural Municipality of Rosser on 4 October 1914, son of Robert Clague (c1887-?) and Margaret Jane Collister (c1884-?), he earned BA Honours (History and English) and MA degrees from University of Manitoba where his 1939 MA thesis was entitled “The political aspects of the Manitoba school question, 1890-96.” He taught in the Winnipeg School Division at Knowles School (Principal, 1941-1942), Churchill High School (1955-1958), and General Wolfe School (1958-1965). A mathematician and author, he wrote the math-related “Trapping the Transversals” as well as two books on religion, including “Hear, O Israel: An Introduction to the Old Testament” (1992). His pastimes included writing poetry, gardening, music, reading, and research on a wide range of topics. He died at the Middlechurch Home on 11 October 2006.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1916 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 October 2006, page 47.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 30 January 2018

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