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Memorable Manitobans: Hyman D. Gesser (1929-2014)

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Chemist.

Born on 24 April 1929, he received a doctoral degree in Chemistry at McGill University (1952) then he came to the University of Manitoba where he served as a Professor of Chemistry for over 40 years, being appointed Professor Emeritus in 1997. Known for the huge piles of paper in his university office, Gesser wrote hundreds of academic papers and several textbooks, and received more than a dozen patents. He was a member of the Scientific Club of Winnipeg. He died at Winnipeg on 22 December 2014 and was buried in the Hebrew Sick Benefit Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 December 2014.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 January 2015

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