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Memorable Manitobans: David James Goggin (1848-1935)

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David James Goggin
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Educator.

Born at Cartwright, Ontario in November 1848, he was successively Principal of Millbrook School, Port Hope Model School, and Port Hope Public School. Around 1884, he came to Winnipeg as Principal of the Manitoba Normal School. While here, he served as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Manitoba, Councillor of the University of Manitoba, and President of the Manitoba Teachers’ Association. In 1893, he moved to Regina as Superintendent of the North West Territories Normal School, remaining for nine years. He moved to Toronto where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Macmillan Publishing Company of Canada and President of the Empire Club. He died at Toronto on 18 December 1935.

See also:

“David J. Goggin: Promoter of National Schools” by Neil G. McDonald, D. C. Jones, N. M. Sheehan, and R. M. Stamp (editors), Calgary: Detselig Enterprises, Shaping The Schools of the Canadian West, pages 14-29.

Sources:

“Mr. Goggin will accept,” Manitoba Free Press, 14 March 1893, page 6.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Dr. David J. Goggin, noted educationist, is dead in Toronto,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 December 1935, page 11.

We thank Stan Barclay for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 September 2016

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