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Memorable Manitobans: Kenneth McNaught (1918-1997)

Educator, historian.

Born in Toronto, he was educated at Upper Canada College and the University of Toronto and taught at United College in Winnipeg, resigning over the dismissal of a colleague, Harry Crowe, in 1959. He then took up an appointment at the University of Toronto, where he taught until his retirement. He was a socialist called by many “the original Red Tory.” McNaught was the author of a biography of J. S. Woodsworth, A Prophet in Politics (1959), The Penguin History of Canada, and (with David Bercuson), The Winnipeg General Strike.


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

Page revised: 11 April 2008

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