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Memorable Manitobans: Eugene Alfred Forsey (1904-1991)

Politician.

Born at Grand Bank, Newfoundland, he graduated from McGill University and was a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford. He was later made a Guggenheim Fellow. Dr. Forsey taught Political Science at McGill from 1929 to 1941, and was then Director of Research for the Canadian Labour Congress for many years. In 1945 and 1949 he was an unsuccessful candidate for election as a supporter of the Canadian Commonwealth Federation. From 1958 to 1962 he was a member of the Board of Broadcast Governors. Dr. Forsey is the author of many books and numerous articles, particularly on constitutional issues and has been awarded honourary degrees by many universities. He was called to the Senate in 1970. [1973]

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

In Defence of Macdonalds Constitution
MHS Transactions, Series 3, Number 29, 1972-73 Season

Page revised: 9 August 2008

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