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Memorable Manitobans: Donald G. Creighton (1902-1979)


He earned high rank in the field of Canadian biography for the excellence of his two volumes on Sir John A. Macdonald: The Young Politician published in 1952 and The Old Chieftain, 1955. Other books to his credit are: The Commercial Empire of the St. Lawrence, 1937; Dominion of the North: A History of Canada, 1944; The Story of Canada, 1959; and The Road to Confederation, 1964. Among his other awards have been honorary degrees seven of Canadas major universities, including a D.Litt. in 1937 from the University of Manitoba.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

John A. Macdonald, Confederation and the Canadian West
MHS Transactions, Series 3, Number 23, 1966-67 Season

Page revised: 10 July 2009

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