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Memorable Manitobans: William Harrison Lucow (1916-?)


Born at Winnipeg on 11 October 1916, son of Rebecca Fishman, he received a BA (1947), BEd (1948), and MEd (1951) from the University of Manitoba, an MA (1950) from the University of Ottawa, and a PhD (1953) from the University of Minnesota. He taught at Sunny Valley School (1937-1938) and Bayton School (1938-1939), and was the teaching Principal of Cossette School (1940-1941), Alexander School (1941-1942), and Benito School (1945-1947). Returning to Winnipeg, he taught at Ralph Brown School (1947-1949), Isaac Brock School (1949-1950), and Lord Selkirk School (1951-1955) and was Vice-Principal of Churchill High School (1955-1956). In June 1956, he was appointed Associate Professor of Education at the University of Manitoba. His later whereabouts, and those of his wife Ida C. Lucow, are unknown.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“$10,000 damages asked of teacher,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 April 1938, page 15.

“Heard and seen,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 June 1939, page 50.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“Winnipeg graduates get philosophy degrees,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 December 1953, page 3.

“Local teacher elected to U.S. research group,” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 February 1955, page 25.

“Education,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 June 1956, page 8.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 February 2018

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