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Memorable Manitobans: Petter Martin Juul (?-?)

Educator.

Born in Norway, he immigrated to Canada prior to 1929, and settled at Winnipeg. On 30 August 1931, he married Dorthea Gurine Juul-Lindheim (?-?) at St. Boniface and had one son. He studied at the Central Normal School (1929-?) and earned a BA (1936) from United College. He taught for 12 years, including service at Asham Point School (1927-1928) and tenure as the Principal of John H. Gunn School (1929-1930), Greenwald School (1931-1934), Leonard School (?-1937), Pine Falls School (1937), and in the St. James School District No. 7, including at St. James Collegiate (1938). He was also a director with the St. James Collegiate Dramatic Society (1938) and President of the Winnipeg branch of the League of Norsemen in Canada (1938-1939). Later, he returned to his native country and resided at Oslo, working as a lecturer at the Oslo Teachers College. After the Second World War, he spent four years teacher-training in Thailand under the UNESCO banner and earned a doctorate prior to serving as an exchange teacher at Winona, Minnesota (1961-1962). His whereabouts after this are unknown.

Sources:

“Class dance,” Winnipeg Tribune, 17 May 1929, page 14.

“499 students of Manitoba University will receive degrees at convocation,” Winnipeg Tribune, 12 May 1936, page 6.

“Larger school unit advocated at convention,” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 31 March 1937, page 21.

“Educational unfairness reported,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 April 1937, page 13.

“Pine Falls pupils thrilled by visit to plants in city,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 June 1937, page 9.

“Young people earn money to visit Winnipeg,” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 June 1937, page 28.

“Norsemen view historic wheel of Amundsen's ship,” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 February 1938, page 20.

“Norsemen elect Juul President,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 March 1938, page 4.

“Collegiate students please with comedy,” Winnipeg Tribune, 7 May 1938, page 6.

“Young players offer sprightly comedy,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 May 1938, page 7.

“Norwegians from Winnipeg, Dugald, Transcona, and Starbuck,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 July 1938, page 2.

“Politeness weeks held in schools of Norway,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 September 1961, page 17.

[Photo caption - Dr. P. M. Juul], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 April 1962, page 2.

“Teachers must set activities,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 April 1962, page 9.

Teacher Professional Cards and Experience Cards (E 0177), Department of Education, Archives of Manitoba.

Normal School Marks (E 0170), Department of Education, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 30 March 2021

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