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Memorable Manitobans: Petter Martin Juul (?-?)


Born in Norway, he immigrated to Canada prior to 1929, and settled at Winnipeg. On 30 August 1931, he married Dorthea Gurine Juul-Lindheim at St. Boniface and had one son, Petter Juul (b c1945). He studied at the Central Normal School (1929-?) and earned a BA (1936) from United College. He taught for 12 years, including service at Asham Point School (1927-1928) and tenure as the Principal of John H. Gunn School (1929-1930), Greenwald School (1931-1934), Leonard School (?-1937), Linwood School (1938), and at other St. James schools and Assiniboia schools. He was also a director with the St. James Collegiate Dramatic Society (1938) and President of the Winnipeg branch of the League of Norsemen in Canada (1938-1939). Later, he returned to his native country and resided at Oslo, working as a lecturer at the Oslo Teachers College. After the Second World War, he spent four years teacher-training in Thailand under the UNESCO banner and earned a doctorate prior to serving as an exchange teacher at Winona, Minnesota (1961-1962). His whereabouts after this are unknown.


“Class dance,” Winnipeg Tribune, 17 May 1929, page 14.

“499 students of Manitoba University will receive degrees at convocation,” Winnipeg Tribune, 12 May 1936, page 6.

“Educational unfairness reported,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 April 1937, page 13.

“Young people earn money to visit Winnipeg,” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 June 1937, page 28.

“Norsemen view historic wheel of Amundsen's ship,” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 February 1938, page 20.

“Collegiate students please with comedy,” Winnipeg Tribune, 7 May 1938, page 6.

“Norsemen elect Juul President,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 March 1938, page 4.

“Norwegians from Winnipeg, Dugald, Transcona, and Starbuck,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 July 1938, page 2.

“Politeness weeks held in schools of Norway,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 September 1961, page 17.

[Photo caption - Dr. P. M. Juul], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 April 1962, page 2.

“Teachers must set activities,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 April 1962, page 9.

Teacher Professional Cards and Experience Cards (E 0177), Department of Education, Archives of Manitoba.

Normal School Marks (E 0170), Department of Education, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 28 February 2015

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