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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, 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.


“Name new head of Manitoba U.,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 June 1945, page 1.

University of Manitoba Past Presidents.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 January 2021

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