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Memorable Manitobans: Harry Itzkow (1919-1990)

Educator, social worker.

Born at Winnipeg around 1919, after graduating from the University of Manitoba in 1942, he began teaching at rural Manitoba schools, serving as the Principal of Ninette School (1942-1943). In 1947, after completion of another university degree, he took first job in social work, placing children in foster homes in Saskatchewan. From 1948 to 1957, he worked for social service agencies at Vancouver, while studying for a degree in social work from Columbia University (1953). In 1957, he moved to Texas where he worked for a school district then, the following year, he became employed by a child guidance agency at Seattle, Washington, a position from which he retired in 1979. He died at Seattle on 23 September 1990.

Sources:

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Harry Itzkow, 71, long-time head of Everett Child Guidance Center,” The Seattle Times, 26 September 1990.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 September 1990, page 23.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 November 2013

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