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Memorable Manitobans: Walter Eugene Swayze (1922-2014)

Educator, administrator.

Born at Toronto, Ontario in 1922, son of William A. Swayze and Jennie M. Roberts, he was educated at the University of Toronto (BA) and Yale University (MA, PhD). His studies were interrupted by service in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War. He taught at Wesley College and the College of William and Mary, returning to the former to Chair its English Department until retirement in 1987. He served on the University of Winnipeg Senate (24 years) and University of Manitoba Senate (8 years) and was a member of the Historical Publications Committee of the Manitoba Centennial Corporation. He died at Winnipeg on 28 January 2014.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 February 2014, page B15.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 June 2019

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