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Memorable Manitobans: Eugene Hausknecht Lange (c1905-1989)

Civil servant, professor.

Born in Russia around 1905, he came to Canada in 1926, studying agriculture at the University of Manitoba and graduating in 1935. In 1939, he received his MSc from MacDonald College of McGill University. For ten years, he served with the Provincial Department of Agriculture as an agricultural representative and as Principal of the Agricultural and Homemaking School in Brandon. In 1952, he joined the University of Manitoba as Director of the diploma course in Agriculture. In recognition of his service, he was elected a fellow of the Agricultural Institute of Canada in 1971 and also received an honorary doctorate of law from the University of Manitoba in 1981. He was inducted into the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame. He died at Winnipeg on 7 May 1989.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, Tuesday, 9 May 1989, page 45.

This profile was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 21 October 2009

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