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Memorable Manitobans: Lovell C. Clark (1918-1988)


Born at Winnipeg on 27 September 1918, he worked for the City of Winnipeg after graduation from high school, until enlisting in the RCAF in 1942 and serving in Canada and overseas. After returning from overseas, Lovell studied at the University of Manitoba, gaining his BA, then studying at Queens University and the University of Toronto, obtaining his PhD in History. Teaching from 1952 to 1964 at the University of New Brunswick, he taught for one year at Brandon College before joining the History Department of the University of Manitoba and teaching there until his retirement in 1985, being appointed a Senior Scholar in the department later that year and an honorary Fellow of St. John’s College in 1987.

Lovell was active in community organizations, serving on the Council of the Manitoba Historical Society and the Canadian Institute of International Affairs, as well as chairman of the Winnipeg Branch of that same organization. From 1968 to 1971, he served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Historical Association.

He died at Winnipeg on 1 April 1988.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Honorary Secretary’s Report - 1974
MHS Transactions, Series 3, Number 30, 1973-74 Season


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, Tuesday, 5 April 1988, page 41.

This profile was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 18 October 2009

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