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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas M. B. Payne (c1918-1960)


Born at Indian Head, Saskatchewan, son of Rev. A. B. Payne, he received his early education at Belleville, Ontario. During the Second World War, he served overseas with the RCAF and was discharged with the rank of Captain. He then enrolled at McGill University where he received a BSc in Agriculture degree. At Edinburgh, he received a PhD in microbiology. He came to the University of Manitoba as the founding Head of the Department of Microbiology, serving from 1956 until his sudden death, at Winnipeg, on 12 August 1960. He was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.


“Dr T. M. B. Payne, U of M professor”, Winnipeg Tribune, 15 August 1960. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B12, page 56.]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 December 2011

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