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Memorable Manitobans: Andrew Hill Clark (1911-1975)

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Born at Fairford on 29 April 1911, son of Jessie Belle Pratt, he studied geography at Brandon College and the University of Toronto. In 1938, he moved to Berkeley University in California and wrote a doctoral thesis on the colonization of New Zealand. He was a Professor of Geography at the University of Wisconsin from 1951 until his death, writing numerous books and articles, focusing on the early settlement of Canada, especially the Maritimes. He is regarded as the founder of Canadian historical geography. He died at Madison, Wisconsin on 21 May 1975. A few days later, he was given a posthumous honorary degree by Brandon University.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Prof named for honors dies in U.S.,” Brandon Sun, 23 May 1975, page 1.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 June 2017

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