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Memorable Manitobans: Solomon Sinclair (c1905-1988)

Educator.

Educated at the University of Saskatchewan (Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Master of Science) and the University of Minnesota (PhD, 1953), in 1945 he joined the Department of Economics at the University of Manitoba. He was later made Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics. He spent two years as an advisor to the Minister of Agriculture in Kenya from 1966 to 1968, and served as a member of numerous boards, including the Research Board of Canada, Canadian Fisheries Advisory Council, Board of Review (Chairman), Freshwater Fish Marketing Board Advisory Committee (Chairman), and Agassiz Centre for Water Research at the University of Manitoba (Acting Director). In 1976, he was given an honorary degree by the University of Manitoba. He died at Winnipeg on 2 October 1988 and was buried in Shaarey Zedek Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 April 1990, page 37.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 July 2010

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