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Memorable Manitobans: Donald Atholl Bailey (1940-2015)

Professor, author, lay chaplain.

Born at Rochester, Minnesota on 24 February 1940, son of Allan Bailey and Emily Marshall, he graduated with a PhD in History from the University of Minnesota. He moved to Winnipeg in 1968 and taught early modern French history at the University of Winnipeg for 36 years. He was the author of the books Canada’s Constitutional Troubles: What Can We Learn from European History? (1991), Religious Explorations: History, Theology and Spirit (2013), The Seven Reasons for Supporting Social Democracy (2014), and Music: The Essential Component in Education as well as numerous scholarly articles. He ran as an NDP candidate in the 1990 Manitoba general election, served as a lay minister in the Winnipeg Unitarian Church, was the President of the Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties, and was involved with many French historical and religious organizations. He died at Winnipeg and his funeral service was held on 14 September 2015.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 September 2015.

Remembering Historian of France Donald Bailey, Centre for the Study of France and the Francophone World.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 December 2016

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