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Henry James “Hal” Guest

Historian, educator.

Born in Winnipeg, son of Henry Hewson Guest and Hessie Jean Conly (1917-2000), he attended Florida State University and the University of Winnipeg from which he graduated with honours in 1971. In December 1972, he was elected Speaker of the Fifty-Second Youth Parliament of North West Ontario. He wrote an MA thesis on the political career of Sir Hugh John Macdonald. After completing his doctoral degree with a dissertation on the history of Dawson, Yukon (1982), he taught at Garden City Collegiate until retirement in June 2011.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

The Old Mans Son - Sir Hugh John Macdonald
MHS Transactions, Series 3, 20 February 1973


Obituary [Hessie Jean Guest], Winnipeg Free Press, 21 July 2000, page C7.

Obituary [Hessie Jean Guest], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 August 2000, page C6.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 February 2016

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