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Memorable Manitobans: Samuel T. Newton (c1873-1943)


Born in Dufferin County, Ontario, he taught school for five years before coming to Winnipeg in 1901. He was a member of the Winnipeg School Board (1902) before serving as Director of the Department of Agriculture’s extension service (1914 to 1924). He was Principal of Lord Nelson School (1926-1927) then Provincial Director of Technical Education (1927 to 1940), replacing W. J. Warters. He was a member of the Manitoba Museum Association and the Schoolmasters’ Club and other teaching organizations. He died at Winnipeg on 5 April 1943.


“S. T. Newton, well-known educationalist, dies”, Winnipeg Tribune, 5 April 1943. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9, page 130]

Winnipeg School Days, 1871-1950 by W. G. Pearce, Winnipeg School Division, Education Resource Centre.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 May 2015

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