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Memorable Manitobans: William Fielding Hanna (1892-1972)

Plant scientist.

Born at Middle Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia in 1892, he attended Dalhousie University and the Universities of Manitoba, Minnesota, Yale and Oxford, obtaining BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees, as well as numerous honorary degrees. He received numerous decorations as a result of military service during the Second World War, for contributions to the Joint Canadian and American Defence Force as the Royal Canadian Air Force representative at Ottawa. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He was a member of the Scientific Club of Winnipeg from 1929 to 1953. At the time of his retirement he was head of botany and plant pathology in Ottawa. He died suddenly on 26 September 1972.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 29 September 1972, page 29.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 January 2016

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