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Manitoba History No. 88
Manitoba
History

No. 88

Lieutenant Governor's History Award
Lieutenant
Governor's
History
Award

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Albert William Trueman (1902-1988)

University administrator.

Born at Waverly, Pennsylvania on 17 January 1902, he was educated at Mount Allison and Oxford Universities, and served as President of the University of Manitoba from 1945 to 1948. After leaving the University in 1948, he became president at the University of New Brunswick. He also had a distinguished career as a cultural administrator, first as head of the National Film Board and then as the first director of the Canada Council. He was given an honorary doctorate by the University of Manitoba in 1948.

He died at Toronto on 29 June 1988. He is commemorated by the Trueman Walk at the University of Manitoba.

Sources:

University of Manitoba Past Presidents.

Obituary, Proceedings of the Royal Society of Canada, Seventh Series, Volume 1, 2002.

Page revised: 11 July 2009

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