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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Frederick Goodeve (1904-1980)

Scientist.

Born at Neepawa on 21 February 1904, son of cleric F. W. Goodeve, he attended Kelvin High School, University of Manitoba (1925), and University College, London. In 1940 he developed a method of rendering ships immune to magnetic mines, and as commander of a Royal Navy research unit he made other technological breakthroughs. He headed the British Iron and Steel Research Association from 1945 to 1969. Goodeve worked to promote Anglo-Canadian scientific cooperation. In 1946, he was knighted, and awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Manitoba. He died at London, England in April 1980.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Dr. Charles F. Goodeve awarded knighthood,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 January 1946. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

“Sir Charles Goodeve,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 May 1980, page 6.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 December 2018

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