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Memorable Manitobans: William Abraham Anderson (1890-1947)


Born at Forest, Ontario on 31 May 1890, he graduated with a science degree from the University of Manitoba in 1923, and arts degree the following year, and a master of science degree in 1925. He later took an MA at Chicago. Between 1925 and 1929, he was a teacher and principal at Virden School, leaving there to become Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Manitoba. He was President of the Manitoba Teachers’ Federation (1928-1929). An active curler and golfer, he was a member of the Southwood Club, Scientific Club of Winnipeg, and the United Church. He died at Winnipeg on 11 February 1947 following a long illness, and was buried in Brookside Cemetery.


Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

“W. A. Anderson, “U” physics professor, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 11 February 1947. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

The History of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society by Haraldur Victor Vidal, MA thesis, University of Manitoba, 1958.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 May 2013

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