Memorable Manitobans: Leslie George Robinson (1903-1994)
Born at Fort Stewart, Ontario on 21 January 1903, he was educated at Daniel McIntyre Collegiate and Minneapolis, receiving BA (1930) and MEd (1936) degrees from the University of Manitoba, and a doctorate (1949) from the University of Minnesota. He taught school in Saskatchewan starting in 1923 and was Principal of Greenridge School (1926-1928), Medora School (1928-1930), and Foxwarren School (1931-1934) before coming to Winnipeg where he taught at Faraday School (1934-1937) and St. John’s High School (1937-1941). During the Second World War, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941 and served at Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto, Quebec City, and Calgary.
After the war, he returned to Winnipeg and taught at Daniel McIntyre Collegiate (1944-1945), Isaac Newton School (1945-1946), and Kelvin High School (1946-1947) until 1952 when he was appointed Principal of Wellington School (1952-1954). He later served as Administrative Assistant to School Superintendent Wesley Crawford Lorimer (1954-1955), Principal of Machray School (1955-1961), and Principal of Aberdeen School (1963-1968). He retired from teaching in June 1968.
He was married to Elizabeth Jean Hunter (1920-?), daughter of Alexander Jardine Hunter.
Hhe died at Winnipeg on 12 July 1994.
Winnipeg School Days, 1871-1950 by W. G. Pearce. [University of Manitoba Libraries]
“Dr. Robinson given high school post,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 November 1953, page 3.
“Three principals retiring,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 June 1968, page 16.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 July 1994, page 23.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 19 October 2020