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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Thompson Harland (1917-2004)

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Robert Thompson Harland
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Engineer.

Born at Winnipeg on 25 May 1917, son of Thomas Henry Harland (1884-1936) and Louise Mary Isabel Simmons (1885-1976), brother of Joan Mary Harland, after graduating with a gold medal from the University of Manitoba in 1928, he completed graduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 1942 to 1945, he served as a research scientist with the Royal Canadian Air Force at Washington, DC. He then returned to Winnipeg where he worked for Winnipeg Hydro, rising to the position of General Manager (1969-1978). He served as President of the Association of Professional Engineers of Manitoba (1966). He died at Winnipeg on 25 November 2004.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1921 Canada census, Ancestry.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 November 2004.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 June 2021

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