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Memorable Manitobans: Daniel James “Sam” Samborski (1922-1989)

Scientist.

Born in Hampton, Saskatchewan, he studied at the University of Saskatchewan and McGill University. He worked at the Agriculture Canada Research Station in Winnipeg from 1956 to 1987, developing several strains of rust-resistant wheat. He received the gold medal of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada for his contributions to Canadian agricultural science. He died in Winnipeg.

Sources:

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

Page revised: 25 April 2008

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