Phillip R. Giffin

Teacher, historian.

He grew up in Oregon and worked for twenty-five years in international marketing in the transportation and paper industries. He retired early, obtained an MA in Teaching and, since 2001, has been teaching Social Studies at David Douglas High School in Portland. He gained a new appreciation for Canadian history in 1998 when he inherited the extraordinary diaries of his grandmother, Maud Johnston Giffin.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

A Family Memoir: The Men of #2 Company, Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry, 1915
Manitoba History, Number 53, October 2006

Annie’s War
Manitoba History, Number 55, June 2007

Maud’s Diary: Ireland and Manitoba, 1798-1874
Manitoba History, Number 65, Winter 2011

Page revised: 3 February 2013