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Memorable Manitobans: Nathan Saul Mendelsohn (1917-2006)

University professor.

Born in New York City on 14 April 1917, the eldest of four children of Samuel Mendelsohn and Sylvia Kirschenbaum. In 1918, the family moved to Toronto, Ontario. He was educated at the University of Toronto. During the Second World War, he did mathematical work for military purposes. From 1945 to 1947, he taught mathematics at Queen's University in Kingston. In 1947, he moved to the the University of Manitoba, where he stayed until his retirement in 2005. From 1969 to 1971, Mendelsohn was the president of the Canadian Mathematical Society. He was inducted into the Manitoba Order of the Buffalo Hunt in 1989 and the Order of Canada in 1999.

He died in Toronto on 4 July 2006.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 July 2006.

Page revised: 23 December 2008

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