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Memorable Manitobans: Howard Primrose Whidden (1871-1952)

Cleric, educator, MP (1917-1921).

Born at Antigonish, Nova Scotia on 12 July 1871, son of Charles Blanchard Whidden and Eunice Graham, he attended Acadia University and McMaster University (BA) then became a Baptist clergyman. He married Katherine Louise Ganong on 4 October 1894. He was a pastor at Morden, Alberta from 1894 to 1896, Galt, Ontario from 1897 to 1900, and Dayton, Ohio from 1904 to 1912.He was a Lecturer at McMaster University from 1898 to 1900, a Professor at Brandon College from 1900 to 1903, and President of the same from 1912 to 1923. He was Chancellor of McMaster University from 1923 to 1941, Editor of The Canadian Baptist from 1941 to 1945. He was elected to the House of Commons for Brandon in 1917 and sat until dissolution of the 13th Parliament but was not a candidate in 1921. He died at Toronto, Ontario on 30 March 1952.

Sources:

The Canadian Directory of Parliament, 1867-1967, edited by J. K. Johnson, Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa [Library and Archives Canada], 1968.

“Former head of Brandon College dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 March 1952.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 June 2017

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