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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Ernest Clague (1914-2006)

Educator.

Born in the Rural Municipality of Rosser on 4 October 1914, son of Robert Clague (c1887-?) and Margaret Jane Collister (c1884-?), he earned BA Honours (History and English) and MA degrees from University of Manitoba where his 1939 MA thesis was entitled “The political aspects of the Manitoba school question, 1890-96.” He taught in the Winnipeg School Division at Knowles School (Principal, 1941-1942), Churchill High School (1955-1958), and General Wolfe School (1958-1965). A mathematician and author, he wrote the math-related “Trapping the Transversals” as well as two books on religion, including “Hear, O Israel: An Introduction to the Old Testament” (1992). His pastimes included writing poetry, gardening, music, reading, and research on a wide range of topics. He died at the Middlechurch Home on 11 October 2006.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1916 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 October 2006, page 47.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 30 January 2018

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