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Memorable Manitobans: Maurice Lucow (1918-1997)

Journalist.

Born at Winnipeg, he edited the Western Jewish News of Winnipeg before he was 20, and then was a Free Press reporter. He was a morse-code operator for the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War, then worked at the Victoria Colonist, for Maclean Hunter, and the Financial Post. A retail apparel expert, he spent a year as an executive for a women’s wear firm. He then headed the public relations department of the United Jewish Appeal in Toronto before becoming editor of the Canadian Jewish News in 1980. He retired to Victoria, British Columbia in 1989 and died there.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 January 2018

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