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Richard A. Lebrun was born in Milton, North Dakota, USA on October 1, 1931. He is married and has six children. He has resided in Winnipeg, Manitoba since 1966. Lebrun graduated from St. John’s University in Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts in History in 1953. In 1957 he graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Master of Arts in History, followed by a PhD in History in 1963. He specializes in the histories of modern Europe, France, Catholicism, and in particular 18th- and 19th-century French intellectual history.
Lebrun held various positions from lecturer to Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa from 1960 to 1966. In 1966 he became an Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba; he was promoted to Professor in 1972. He was Associate Head of the Department of History from 1968 to 1969 and Acting Head of the department from 1969 to 1971. He was then Associate Dean of Graduate Studies from 1971 to 1973. Lebrun has been a Professor Emeritus since 2002.
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Entered March 2015 by Tyyne Petrowski.
Revised January 2016 by Elizabeth-Anne Johnson