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Memorable Manitobans: G. Herbert “Herb” Lawler (1923-2019)


Born at Kingston, Ontario on 13 June 1923, he was educated at Regiopolis College, Queen's University (BSc), Western University (MSc), and University of Toronto (PhD). He began working as a research scientist for the federal government in 1950 and was eventually appointed Director General of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans for the Central and Arctic Regions, based at Winnipeg. He retired in 1988 as Assistant Deputy Minister at Ottawa. He was a founding member and first Director of the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium and was its President until shortly before his death. He died at Winnipeg on 2 May 2019.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Whyte House (66 Kingsway, Winnipeg)


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 May 2019.

We thank Al Kristofferson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 November 2019

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