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Memorable Manitobans: Robert William “Bob” Noble (1901-1994)

Journalist.

Born at Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1901, he moved to Winnipeg after the Halifax Explosion. He joined the Toronto Star in the 1920s and returned to Winnipeg as a freelance journalist in the mid-1930s. He covered the building of the Alcan Highway. He joined the Winnipeg Free Press in 1950 on the cultural beat, writing about subjects ranging from the symphony to the Beatles’ Minneapolis concert of 1964. He died at Winnipeg on 27 March 1994.

Sources:

“FP editor had knack for witnessing history,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 March 1994, page 21.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 March 1994, page 71.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 February 2017

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