Fonds Mss 8 - J.W.G. MacEwan fonds

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J.W.G. MacEwan fonds

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  • 1930-1950 (Creation)
    MacEwan, J.W.G.

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0.12 m of textual records.

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John Walter Grant MacEwan was born in 1902. His pioneer parents farmed north of Brandon, Manitoba and later at Melfort, Saskatchewan. He attended the Ontario Agricultural College, graduating in 1926. Later, he did post-graduate work in agricultural science at Iowa State University. He received a B.S.A. from the University of Toronto, and an M.S. from Iowa State University. For some years following, Grant MacEwan held senior positions with the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Manitoba. Before taking the post of Dean of Agriculture at Manitoba, he was professor of Animal Husbandry and Farm Superintendent at the University of Saskatchewan. After 23 years of University work, he resigned and moved to Calgary, mainly to write. As an author, Dr. MacEwan was a regular contributor to various farm magazines and newspapers, and saw more than 20 books published. However, he became involved in political life and served on the Calgary Council for 12 years, nine as an alderman and three years as mayor. From 1955 to 1959, he was a member of the provincial legislature and in the last part of that period was Leader of the Opposition. He was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Alberta and took office on January 6, 1966. He retired from this post on July 2, 1974. Dr. MacEwan married Phyllis Cline in 1935. They had one daughter and two grandchildren. J.W. Grant MacEwan died on June 15, 2000 in Calgary, Alberta.

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The fonds consists of a manuscript titled "The Breeds of Farm Live Stock in Canada" written by J.W.G. MacEwan.

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Entered on July 10, 2013.

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  • English

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