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Memorable Manitobans: Melvin S. Blanchard (?-?)


He graduated with a BA degree from Queen’s University in Ontario, and worked 12 years at the Ontario School for the Blind (later renamed W. Ross Macdonald School) at Brantford, Ontario, teaching in the Junior Department for three years, the Senior Department for eight years, and one year as a vocational agriculture teacher. In 1935, he came to Manitoba as Superintendent (1935-1940) of the Manitoba School for the Deaf. His later whereabouts are unknown.


“M. S. Blanchard named head of Deaf School,” Winnipeg Tribune, 2 July 1935, page 2.

“Principal explains how Deaf children overcome handicaps,” Winnipeg Tribune, 19 April 1939, page 7.

“Don't try to see how many sheep your can count in night,” Winnipeg Tribune, 13 April 1940, page 11.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 20 April 2019

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