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Memorable Manitobans: Frank Harder (1906-1998)


Born at Langdon, North Dakota on 24 October 1906, son of Jackob D. and Katherine Harder, his childhood was spent at Altona. After three years of teaching in rural schools, he attended the University of Manitoba and received a BSc degree in 1931. He was a science teacher at Altona School (?-?), Gladstone School (?-?), Kenton School (1934-1938), and Souris School (?-?). During the Second World War, he was a supervisor at munitions plants in Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec. Following the war, he returned to teaching, spending 26 years in the Winnipeg School Division, including service as the Principal of River Elm School (1959-1965) and Pinkham School (1965-1971). He retired in 1971 and died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 31 March 1998.


“20 school board appointments made,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 May 1971, page 3.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 April 1998, page 33.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 July 2019

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